This memorandum briefly summarizes the 2020 general election in North Carolina. North Carolina saw a significant increase in voters choosing to vote by mail in the 2020 election and saw increased voter turnout overall. The state’s rules regarding the notice-and-cure process for mail voting and the mail ballot receipt deadline were the subject of numerous lawsuits in both state and federal court. Despite litigation-driven changes to these rules during the voting period, the state saw an increase in the number of mail ballots counted and a decrease in the percentage of ballots rejected. This memo details what steps the state took to ensure that North Carolina conducted an accessible and safe election amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Author: Christopher Middleton