The Dare County Board of Elections and elections officials stated that they are committed to “administering a safe, fair and accurate election” in a press release posted on Election Day eve.
Per the release, in an unprecedented election year, local elections officials assure all voters that, though a final count may take longer than previous election years, all votes will be counted.
“Dare County voters can expect unofficial voting totals for this county to be available on Election Day night or in the wee hours of the morning,” said Dare County Board of Elections Chairman Sandy Semans Ross.
Due to a substantial increase in early voting and voting by mail this year, Dare County elections officials ask voters and the media to be patient regarding the timeline of announcing election results. Election officials advise that delayed results do not indicate a problem or compromise accuracy. To see a rough timeline of the expected reporting of unofficial results, visit https://www.ncsbe.gov/results-data/election-results/election-night-reporting-timeline
“Preserving the integrity and security of elections is a top priority for county officials, and Dare County is complying with local, state and federal election guidance, laws and regulations. Dare County has trained more than 140 poll workers at 16 polling locations to ensure they are well-equipped to assist voters and protect against fraud and potential security threats,” stated the release.
“America’s counties work tirelessly to ensure the security and integrity of the election process. Counties defend against cyber attacks and traditional security threats. After the election, counties secure vote tallies, audit the election and safeguard voter information.”
On Election Day, Dare County’s polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. To learn more about Dare County election procedures, visit www.darenc.com/elections
To learn more about election administration nationwide, visit www.naco.org/elections.
To access updated election results after the polls close on Tuesday evening, visit the NC State Board of Elections Results Dashboard at https://er.ncsbe.gov/