NC Election Budgets and Marginal Funding Decisions

Voting Rights

In North Carolina, elections are funded at the county level and organized by county board of elections (CBOE). This funding provides everything in elections from voting machines and staff to office supplies and voter outreach. We reviewed budgets from 40 counties and interviewed 12 election officials to understand the trends and identify the issues. 

This resource provides a look at our findings as well as recommendations to ensure North Carolinians
have a functioning democracy and safe, free, and fair elections. Read the full report and download a copy below.

You can also join Democracy North Carolina, Common Cause North Carolina, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, NC Budget & Tax Center, and NC Black Alliance for a discussion on this year’s election funding advocacy efforts. We’ll be hosting an online training on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. (English<>Spanish language interpretation will be available). Register here to attend.