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NC elections board still being inundated with questions about "false and misleading information"

Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections.
(Screenshot from Election Day virtual news conference)
Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections.

The NC State Board of Elections and county boards of elections are responding to questions from voters about why their “voter history” records are not yet updated, and officials say the inquiries are the direct result of certain groups spreading false and misleading information about the process in an attempt to sow distrust in elections.

They say the process of updating the public databases takes many days to complete, at a time when county boards are carrying out various other post-election tasks that are required for results to be certified.

Executive Director of the State Board of Elections Karen Brinson Bell said if you inserted your paper ballot into a tabulator on Election Day, your vote was counted and reported as part of the unofficial results on election night.

She added that when election officials spend time and resources responding to false information, it takes time and resources away from completing required post-election tasks, including assigning voter history to voters’ records.