North Carolina citizens have a right to public institutions that are not corrupt and elections free from fraud.
We promote integrity in government by investigating possible unethical behavior, ranging from acts of corruption by local government officials to the establishment of political slush funds through lawsuits or acts of coercion against those with business before the government. We also guard against bureaucratic attempts to bypass laws by observing the regulatory process, including the North Carolina Rules Review Commission proceedings, and monitoring non-elected government boards’ actions.
We promote election integrity by advocating for election law reforms and investigating possible violations of election laws or other misconduct by election officials, campaigns, or political groups.
We also serve as a source of reliable information and data to the public. Our Mapping the Left site shows the magnitude of the radical left’s infrastructure in North Carolina. At Carolina Elections, we update weekly voter registration changes and, through Vote Tracker, provide timely and valuable data on early and absentee voters. Finally, our Election Court Blotter provides reviews and original documents on significant court cases that affect elections in North Carolina.
Civitas Center for Public Integrity Data Products
Vote Tracker helps people better understand early and absentee voting trends while the Voter Registration Changes page provides weekly registration updates for every county.
Mapping the Left combines data and investigative research to educate citizens and policymakers about the magnitude of progressives’ political infrastructure in North Carolina.
Carolina Election Cases
Coming soon! Carolina Election Cases will document federal and state lawsuits that have influenced how elections are conducted in North Carolina.
A Decade of Voter Registration Changes in North Carolina
Democratic registrations in North Carolina have declined by 372,428 over the past decade. On the other hand, Republican registrations have risen by a modest 174,172 over the same period.
“Unchallengeable” Same-Day Voter Registrations Trigger Lawsuit
[T]he allegation is that ballots associated with same-day registrations cannot even be challenged.
What to Expect in the November 18th County Canvasses
County canvases are when the county boards of elections make their official tabulation of all votes in an election. By law, it starts at 11:00 AM, ten days after an…
Testimony Against Limiting Inspections of Election System Vendor Information
The following is my brief statement at a November 17 meeting of the Rules Review Commission. It was against part of 08 NCAC 04 .0308, which proposed new rules from…
Are North Carolina’s Biggest Fundraisers also North Carolina’s Biggest Winners?
I’ve made it a point to follow the money this election cycle, tracking much of the funding that came into North Carolina to impact our elections. When looking at the…
A Red Wave Sweeps Through North Carolina, but Crashes on the Rocks of Redistricting
The 2022 election was good for Republicans in North Carolina, as a red wave swept them to victories in every statewide election in the state and a supermajority in the…
North Carolinians Will Know Tonight the Winner in Almost Every Race
Democrats in statewide races, such as the US Senate race between Cheri Beasley and Ted Budd, will likely start the evening hundreds of thousands of votes ahead.
What Early and Mail Voting Data Tell Us about the 2022 Election
Democratic and Republican turnout changes represent a 5.33 percentage point shift in favor of Republicans. When considering that unaffiliated voters tend to behave like partisans, we could expect the real…
Former Justice Bob Orr Puts His Thumb on the Scale for Congressional Democrats
With election upon us, the constant stream of campaign ads that most of us cannot seem to get away from has only steadily increased. While it is easy to tune…
North Carolina State Level Races to Watch: Third Quarter Campaign Finances
Third-quarter finance reports dropped Tuesday, November 2nd, and with them came insight into one of North Carolina’s biggest questions for election day, will Republicans regain supermajorities in the state legislature?…
Group Appears to Violate North Carolina Election and Campaign Finance Laws
An organization operating in Greensboro appears to be violating election and campaign finance laws.
Investigation Against Neighbors on Call and North Carolina Democratic Party Underway
The North Carolina State Board of Elections has launched a formal investigation into “Neighbors on Call,” a local PAC working with Democratic candidates in key legislative elections. Earlier this week,…