NC early votes top 3.1 million. Chatham County continues to lead with largest percentage of registered voters having already voted

Raleigh, NC – With a strong showing from mail-in and early voters, North Carolina on Saturday recorded just a little more than 3.1 million votes in the 2020 general election.

As of Saturday, in Chatham County, 31,932 early votes had been cast. This represents 55.39% of the registered voters in the county. This is the highest percentage of registered voters in a county who have already voted.

Last week, Chatham County had 16,952 early votes cast. This represented 29.5% of the registered voters in the county. 14,980 votes had been cast this week.

With more than one week until Election Day, more than 42 percent of registered voters have already cast ballots.

As of the close of voting on Saturday, October 24, North Carolina voters had cast 771,771 ballots by mail and 2,328,315 ballots in-person.

The in-person early voting period began Thursday and ends October 31. Voters may find sites and hours in their county using the One-Stop Early Voting Site Search Tool:

For a breakdown of voter turnout by county, visit The turnout maps will be updated each morning.

For absentee by-mail data, visit