Raleigh, N.C. — More than 2.7 million votes were cast in Tuesday's election in North Carolina, setting a record for a midterm election, according to the State Board of Elections.
With 92 percent of precincts counted, 2,717,920 voters had cast ballots. In 2010, turnout was 2,700,393.
“We are pleased that more than 2.7 million voters made such a strong statement for the democratic process, increasing early participation by over 20 percent and besting the state’s prior midterm record,” Board of Elections Director Kim Strach said in a statement. “We commend the counties for their hard work and commitment on behalf of voters in our state.”