A compilation of Carolina Public Press 2020 election coverage


Carolina Public Press has compiled resources to assist North Carolina voters in making informed decisions. This content includes links to our nonpartisan election reporting and access to tools that voters can use to conduct their own research.

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NC Gov. Cooper outruns Forest

Governor wins with comfortable edge as Forest fades. Parties to split other council of state races, with Attorney General Josh Stein a narrow winner.

Election is over in NC, well, not quite

Outstanding provisional ballots in one county, protests, possible protest appeals and likely recount leave one statewide race uncertain and more work for elections staffs before they can certify all results and update voter history.

The Kicker, Show 52 | NC first-hand voting accounts

On this week’s Kicker, host Stephanie Carson talks with a series of voters from across the state who voted early or by absentee ballot. The Kicker from Carolina Public Press · The Kicker, Show 52 | NC Voter First Hand Accounts Continue to follow our latest election 2020 coverage by clicking HERE. Carolina Public Press…

NC House leadership up for grabs

Toxic partisanship means change in control of NC House would spell a sea change in policy making. Several races across the state highly competitive.

Watch: NC-11 congressional debate

Watch the NC-11 Sept. 30 debate. Watch the NC-11 Sept. 30 debate (Spanish translation). Download the transcript. Audio from Carolina Public Press · 11th Debate Wrap Up NC-11 congressional candidates Madison Cawthorn and Moe Davis debated on Sept. 30. This debate, hosted by Carolina Public Press and WLOS and broadcast here and on WMYA My40…

District 11 debate Sept. 30

NC-11 Congressional candidates Madison Cawthorn and Moe Davis will participate in a debate on Wednesday, Sept. 30, hosted by Carolina Public Press and WLOS. The debate will be taped Sept. 30 at WLOS studios in Asheville for broadcast later that day at 7:00 p.m. on WMYA My40, wlos.com and carolinapublicpress.org. Holly Headrick, News 13 weekday…

Casting a North Carolina vote in 2020, an FAQ

Pandemic conditions, rumors about problems with mail-in voting, how to get a ballot, how soon to send it in, confusion about photo ID rules and many other concerns addressed in this NC voting in 2020 FAQ.



October 9: Voter registration deadline for general election.
Go here to register online.

October 15: Early voting (also called “One Stop”) begins.
Go here for a list of One Stop sites.

October 27: Deadline to request an absentee mail-in ballot.
Request a mail-in ballot from the N.C. Board of Elections website.

October 31: Early voting (also called “One Stop”) ends.
Go here for a list of One Stop sites.


November 3: General election day. Your mail in ballot must be postmarked by 5 p.m.
Go here to look up your polling place.

November 6: Deadline for mailed absentee ballots to be received.
Return absentee ballots by mail or in person to your county board of elections office, or drop them off at an early voting site in your county.

November 13: Counties canvass the general election, making their vote counts official.

November 16: Deadline to conduct any county recounts.

November 17: Deadline to conduct any state recounts and receive protests.

November 24: State canvasses election results, making the vote counts official.

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