THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS WILL BEGIN CONDUCTING A STATEWIDE RECOUNT FOR THE OFFICE OF NC SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE SEAT 1 ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19TH AT 3:00 PM. THE COUNT WILL CONTINUE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK UNTIL COMPLETE AND IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

              Thursday, November 19, 2020

PATRICK GANNON, PIO 

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County Boards of Elections Complete Post-Election Audits

 

 

RALEIGH, N.C. – As a statewide recount for a North Carolina Supreme Court contest begins in North Carolina, all 100 county boards of elections recently completed hand-to-eye audits for the 2020 general election, an important step in confirming accurate election results.

 

Pursuant to state law, the bipartisan county boards conduct a hand-to-eye audit of ballots from randomly selected voting groups. In a presidential election like 2020, the audited contest is always the president of the United States.

 

The audit is a comparison of the machine counts of ballots with hand-to-eye counts to ensure voting equipment recorded voters’ choices accurately. The voting systems and software of two companies – ES&S and Hart InterCivic – are certified for use in North Carolina. All counties use voting equipment from one of those companies.

 

Statewide, more than 150 Election Day precincts and 30 early voting sites were audited. Also, more than a dozen counties conducted a hand-to-eye audit of all mail-in absentee ballots.

 

Of the 200 voting groups audited, only 13 audits found any difference between the machine count and the human count, and all discrepancies were three votes or fewer. Most differences were attributed to human error, such as a voter marking outside of the bubble, or to human error during the hand count itself.

 

“We are glad to see that no significant issues were found during the audit,” said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections. “This successful audit is a testament to our elections officials and to the elections equipment used throughout the state. North Carolinians can be confident that their votes count.”

 

The State Board of Elections office conducts a series of post-election audits and investigations, where necessary, to ensure the integrity of election results. For more information on election security and audits, visit https://www.ncsbe.gov/about-elections/election-security/post-election-procedures-and-audits.

 

The State Board will certify statewide results for most federal, statewide, multi-district and judicial contests during the state canvass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 24. Results in each contest are not considered official until certified by the State Board.

 

After state canvass, the board of elections with jurisdiction over each contest will issue a certificate of election to the prevailing candidate.

 

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Election results!!

Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the November 3, 2020, general election!!


One-stop Early Voting will take place at the Board of Elections Office located at 40 Peachtree Street Murphy, NC. 

Dates and Times

October 15 - 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

October 16 - 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

October 17 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

October 19 - 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

October 20 - 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

October 21 - 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

October 22 - 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

October 23 - 8:00 am - 7:30pm

October 24  - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

October 26 - 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

October 27 - 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

October 28 - 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

October 29  - 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

October 30 - 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

October 31 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


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Cherokee County

Board of Elections


Members 

  • Gary Kilpatrick, Chairman
  • Eddie Adams, Secretary
  • Pat Ackerman, Board Member
  • Sandy Solesbee, Board Member
  • Craig Allen, Board Member

The Board of Elections now consists of five members. Three Democrats and two republicans each elected to a two year term.

Objective

The goal of the Cherokee County Board of Elections is to provide lawful, efficient, and timely execution of all elections. Our objective is to strive toward a progressive election process that meets every measure of the law as well as the demands of the 21st Century. We aim to provide fair elections for the Federal Government, the State of North Carolina, and Cherokee County. For more information on local and State Elections please visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections website. http://www.ncsbe.gov/


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The Board of Elections holds it’s regular monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 4:00 pm in the Board of Elections office. 40 Peachtreee Street Murphy NC. If you would like to be put on the agenda for a meeting please call our office at 828-837-6670. 

SPECIAL MEETINGS

The Board of Elections will conduct weekly absentee meetings beginning on Tuesday September 29. The meetings will take place on September 29th, October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th at 2:00 and on Monday November 2nd at 5:00 pm. The location of the meetings will be 40 Peachtree Street Murphy, NC 28906.

As always all Board Meetings are open to the public!

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