EVE: North Carolina's Early Voting Evaluator

Every election year, every one of North Carolina's 100 county boards of elections is responsible for developing its own Early Voting plan: how many polling places to provide, where to locate them with respect to population distribution, on which of the 17 days of the Early Voting period they'll be open, and for what hours.

Their decisions determine how easy or difficult it will be for voters to cast their ballots. And that, in turn, powerfully impacts voter turnout.

The EVE database (derived from NC State Board of Elections data), combined with its data visualization functions, makes the details of 2016's county plans clear – including the good (Wake and Buncombe counties, for example), the bad, and the ugly (plans like those of Iredell, Cabarrus, Robeson, and Moore, to name only a few). Insights like these can help voting rights activists demand – and win – better plans.

Begin with this quick guided tour of EVE's functions. If you find a problem, please report it to us.

And if you're confused by (or simply unfamiliar with) North Carolina's crazy-quilt Early Voting system, check out our occasional series of Eve Explainers:
Explainer #1: Who Comes Up With NC's Early Voting Plans, and How? (published May 3, 2017)



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Distance-to-Poll (DTP) Distributions

Distance-to-poll (DTP) is a measure of how well the numbers and locations of a county's Early Voting sites accomodate its population distribution (lower DTP values are better because they promote higher voter turnout). DTP is calculated as the distance between each voter's residence and the nearest open polling place in her county. DTP values differ by voting day, because not all polling places are open on all days. Use the controls at right to view a different year, county, demographic type, or Early Voting day.

Voters included in these DTP data exclude small numbers of voters (averaging 1% per county) due to technical limitations of the underlying State Board of Elections data.


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Voters' Average Distance-to-Poll (DTP)

Distance-to-poll (DTP) is a measure of how well the numbers and locations of a county's Early Voting sites accomodate its population distribution (lower DTP values are better because they promote higher voter turnout). DTP is calculated as the distance between each voter's residence and the nearest open polling place in her county. DTP values differ by voting day, because not all polling places are open on all days. Use the controls at right to view a different year, county, demographic type, or Early Voting day.

Voters included in these DTP data exclude small numbers of voters (averaging 1% per county) due to technical limitations of the underlying State Board of Elections data.

 

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* "Statutory minimum" plan is the minimum required by state law: one site per county (the County Board of Elections [CBOE] office or nearby), open weekdays only, during regular CBOE business hours.

VIEW LEVEL:
   Statewide
   County Detail
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VOTER DEMOGRAPHICS:
  By: Precinct
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EARLY VOTING DAY:
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