North Carolina Has 5th Most Powerful Voters In 2022 Midterms

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With the 2022 election approaching and voters’ influence varying from state to state, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s States with the Most & Least Powerful Voters.

WalletHub compared the relative clout of 2022 voters in swinging the seats of power in Washington. In order to make such a comparison, they calculated a Voter Power Score for each state.

In the upcoming Midterm House Race, North Carolina was determined to have the 5th most significant voter base in America.

House Elections – States with the Most & Least Powerful Voters

Rank*  State Vote Power  Rank  State Vote Power 
1 Minnesota 3.64 26 Texas 1.72
2 Alaska 3.61 27 Illinois 1.72
3 Maine 3.57 28 Arkansas 1.72
4 Colorado 3.50 29 South Carolina 1.72
5 North Carolina 3.39 30 Kentucky 1.72
6 Georgia 3.38 31 California 1.71
7 Pennsylvania 3.30 32 North Dakota 1.70
8 Michigan 3.29 33 Louisiana 1.69
9 Virginia 3.26 34 Utah 1.67
10 Florida 3.20 35 Missouri 1.67
11 Montana 2.30 36 Maryland 1.67
12 Rhode Island 2.26 37 New Jersey 1.66
13 Wyoming 2.24 38 Tennessee 1.66
14 Nebraska 2.03 39 New York 1.65
15 Vermont 1.89 40 Oklahoma 1.65
16 New Mexico 1.83 41 Washington 1.65
17 Kansas 1.79 42 Nevada 1.64
18 Alabama 1.79 43 Ohio 1.63
19 Oregon 1.77 44 Iowa 1.63
20 Mississippi 1.77 45 Massachusetts 1.60
21 New Hampshire 1.77 46 Arizona 1.59
22 Hawaii 1.76 47 South Dakota 1.48
23 Connecticut 1.74 48 West Virginia 1.40
24 Wisconsin 1.73 49 Idaho 1.40
25 Indiana 1.72 50 Delaware 1.26

1*=Most powerful

To see the methodology of the study you can see the full report here.

This year, there are a total of 359 early voting sites across our state, which is up 17% from 2018, according t a press release from the State Board of Elections.

“The 100 county boards of elections have spent months preparing for the start of in-person voting for the important 2022 general election,” said SBE executive director Karen Brinson Bell. “The bipartisan election officials who work in each early voting site are prepared for a smooth voting process and to ensure the ballots of all eligible voters are counted.”

You can still register and vote at the same time during the one-stop early voting period, October 20 through November 5, at any early voting site in their county. County-by-county early voting sites and schedules are available at the State Board of Elections’ One-Stop Early Voting Site Search.

On Election Day, November 8, polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters who vote on Election Day must go to their assigned polling place. Find your polling place in the Voter Search tool and navigate to “Your Voting Locations.”

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