If you’re interested in following early-vote drama, Civitas Institute has a website, ncvotetracker.com, that offers daily updates, shows precincts where people are really interested in voting, and includes party breakdowns. The site also has data going back to the 2008 general election.
Civitas is a conservative organization based in Raleigh. It gets its data from the State Board of Elections.
More than 130,500 people voted Monday, and Democrats continue to outpace Republicans. About 430,000 people have cast in-person early votes, and about 29,000 more women than men have voted. Interestingly, the top five precincts are in smaller counties. A Rockingham County precinct is logging the heaviest turnout, while Chatham County has three precincts in the top five.
Early in-person and mail-in voting in the 2nd Congressional District, where Democratic challenger Clay Aiken has attracted national attention, is among the lightest so far. Only about 29,000 people in that district had voted through Monday, according to the Civitas vote tracker, far below 40,000-plus votes cast in some congressional races considered not competitive.
In the other watched congressional race to fill the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Howard Coble in the 6th District, more than 42,000 people have voted.