Wake County Board of Elections to begin posting unofficial race results by 8 p.m.

81 polling places close at 7:30 p.m. across 13 municipalities

Past Election Results

As the 2023 municipal elections wrap up this evening, the Wake County Board of Elections team is sharing the latest updates and information about how results will roll out for the remainder of Election Night.

Today, 13 municipalities held elections in Wake County for various contests, including Mayor, Town Council or Board seats, and several bond referendums.

“Our staff and officials have done a great job to get us to this point in the municipal election season,” said Wake County Election Director Olivia. “We still have a busy night ahead of us, as Precinct Officials work to close the polls and staff upload results as soon as possible.”

Absentee and Early Voting totals will be the first results uploaded and posted publicly on the North Carolina State Board of Elections results website after the close of polls at 7:30 p.m.

Those unofficial results will be followed by the 81 Election Day precincts, which are expected to begin posting around 10 p.m. It may take an hour or more after 10 p.m. for all tabulators to be returned and for the full unofficial results to be posted.

Many of the municipalities, including Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Rolesville, Wendell, and Zebulon, only have voters in Wake County. Those unofficial results will be available here.

Cary District D, Morrisville, and Wake Forest precincts cross into neighboring counties. Angier and Durham also have small portions that cross into Wake County. Those unofficial results in full can be found at the links below:

Any other absentee ballots timely received for these elections, in addition to approved provisional ballots, will be counted during the Pre-Canvass meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16. The results of the election will not become official until after the County Canvass meeting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

After the conclusion of the 2023 municipal elections, staff will be preparing for a busy 2024 presidential election year. Candidate filing for 2024 partisan contests will begin in the first week of December and last for two weeks.

Wake County staff will also host a photo ID event for voters on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Wake County Board of Elections Operations Center in Raleigh. Visit Voter ID | NCSBE for information on acceptable photo IDs for voting. 

More information on filing and other upcoming election events can be found at ReadyToVote.com.

About Wake County Board of Elections
The Wake County Board of Elections is responsible for conducting all elections held in the county. The board establishes election precincts and voting sites; appoints and trains precinct officials; prepares and distributes ballots and voting equipment; certifies ballots cast in elections and investigates any voting irregularities.

The Wake County Board of Elections also maintains voter registration and voting records for more than 800,000 voters. To learn more about Wake County Board of Elections, follow us on Twitter and Facebook or contact us at 919-404-4040.

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