North Carolina elections, 2013
North Carolina election information for 2013 is listed below.
|On the 2013 ballot|
Exceptions include special elections.
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Voting in North Carolina
- See also: Voting in North Carolina
Important voting information
- North Carolina uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
- The deadline to register to vote is 25 days before election day.
- As of July 2014, North Carolina is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration. North Carolina has bills pending in the 2013 legislative session which would authorize online voter registration. One bill was introduced in the North Carolina House of Representatives.. A separate bill was introduced in the North Carolina Senate.
- See also: Absentee voting by state
For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in North Carolina, please visit our absentee voting by state page.
North Carolina is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins on the third Thursday, 19 days, prior to election day and ends on the Saturday, three days, prior to the election. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.
Elections Performance Index
North Carolina ranked 19th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. North Carolina received an overall score of 67%.
State of North Carolina
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