Chatham County casts 24,229 early votes before November 6 election day

Pittsboro, NC – Early voting took place Chatham County from Wednesday, October 17 through Saturday, November 3. When early voting ended on Saturday at 2 pm, Chatham County residents had cast 24,229 votes. On election day, Chatham County polling places will be open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.


Chatham County ranks first in the state in early voting, as more than 38 percent of registered voters already cast their ballots. The county has ranked among the top 10 in early voting since 2010. Chatham has about 54,000 registered voters.

Chatham also led the state in early voting in 2016, when 59 percent of registered voters cast their ballots before Election Day. It ranked second in 2014, with 31 percent.

10,744 Democrats, 5,012 Republicans, 65 Libertarians and 8,408 Unaffiliated voters have cast votes (as of 11/3/18).

12,660 women and 10,329 men cast votes.

The largest group of voters ranged in age from 63 to 75 years old.

The majority of early election votes have been cast at the North Chatham early voting location.

Approximately 16,038 early votes come from the Pittsboro and northeast Chatham election precincts.

19,441 white voters and 2,625 black voters have cast their early election ballots.

Graphs courtesy of, a project of the Civitas Institute.