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North Carolina Democracy Profile

Quick Facts About North Carolina

Total Voting Eligible Population

7,759,051 United States Election Project

Total Turnout in 2020 Election

5,545,848 United States Election Project

Number of House Seats in 2022

14

2020 Presidential Vote %

50
49
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Dem
Ind

North Carolina's Democracy Tally

Overall Tally:
14/32.5

Who Votes: 4.5/11

Voter Registration2/5
Representation & Participation2.5/6

How to Vote: 4/10.5

Voting in Person2/5.5
Voting by Mail2/5

Protecting the Vote: 5.5/11

Election Security3/6
Independence & Integrity2.5/5
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North Carolina's Democracy and Election Laws and Policies

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  • Indicates state law or policy
  • Indicates local laws or policies and/or partial law
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  • Enumeration not applicable

Who Votes

How to Vote

Protecting the Vote

North Carolina's Democracy Tally

Overall Tally:
14/32.5

Who Votes: 4.5/11

Voter Registration2/5
Representation & Participation2.5/6

How to Vote: 4/10.5

Voting in Person2/5.5
Voting by Mail2/5

Protecting the Vote: 5.5/11

Election Security3/6
Independence & Integrity2.5/5
View Methodology/More Information
See how North Carolina compares to the rest of the country on the Snapshot page.

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Sexual Orientation Policy Tally

The term “sexual orientation” is loosely defined as a person’s pattern of romantic or sexual attraction to people of the opposite sex or gender, the same sex or gender, or more than one sex or gender. Laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation primarily protect or harm lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. That said, transgender people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual can be affected by laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation.

Gender Identity Policy Tally

“Gender identity” is a person’s deeply-felt inner sense of being male, female, or something else or in-between. “Gender expression” refers to a person’s characteristics and behaviors such as appearance, dress, mannerisms and speech patterns that can be described as masculine, feminine, or something else. Gender identity and expression are independent of sexual orientation, and transgender people may identify as heterosexual, lesbian, gay or bisexual. Laws that explicitly mention “gender identity” or “gender identity and expression” primarily protect or harm transgender people. These laws also can apply to people who are not transgender, but whose sense of gender or manner of dress does not adhere to gender stereotypes.

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