- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina election officials are ready to finalize March 15 primary election results a week before the next primary election is held.

The State Board of Elections scheduled a meeting Tuesday to certify the nominees for president, governor and other down-ballot races.

The five-member board will decide which provisional ballots cast in Durham County will count in light of discovered inconsistencies about their totals.

State officials this month said they believed more than 1,000 ballots could be left out of final tallies but that it wouldn’t change any race outcomes. The board is still investigating what happened.

The board delayed certification while its staff directed reviews of provisional ballots in about 20 counties to ensure a new photo identification mandate and other voting laws were being implemented correctly.

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