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Public Records for the Poll Tapes for the Second 2024 Primary

Dear BOE Director and BOE Members:

Pursuant to the North Carolina Freedom of Information Act, releasable under the provisions of NCGS 132-1, Public Records, I am requesting the following information:



This is a comprehensive Public Records Request seeking all public records for the inquiry to the North Carolina State Board of Elections regarding:

  • the Election Day zero tapes and closing tapes for all precincts

  • the Early Vote closing tapes for all early vote centers

1.  This is a public records request for either:

  • in-person scans/pictures

  • or digital copies

pertaining to the May 15, 2024, Election Day closing tapes for all precincts and Early Vote closing tapes for all early vote centers.

This correspondence shall include all records of relevant communications between and among the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE), and the _________County Board of Elections.


2. The period of interest for these records is the correspondence from April 25, 2024 to May 14, 2024


3.     "Public records" shall mean all documents, numbered memos, papers, letters, maps, books, photographs, films, sound recordings, magnetic or other tapes, electronic data-processing records, artifacts, or other documentary material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance in connection with the transaction of public business by any agency of North Carolina government or its subdivisions.


4. For any records found that are deemed non-releasable because of confidentiality or security restrictions, the County BOE’s response shall indicate the existence of those other records that are not releasable and identify all local officials who are authorized to review that documentation.


5. If a digital copy: I am requesting this documentation be provided to me at no charge in an electronic format that is commonly machine readable (such as pdf, jpg, etc.) and in a common media form such as an email, thumb drive or DVD.

Thank you,


Your name




cc: Board of Elections Members


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