No photo ID required to vote in NC March primary election

No voter photo ID requiredIn a November 2018 statewide referendum, 55% of the voters approved adding a photo ID requirement to the North Carolina Constitution. The law was scheduled to go into effect in 2020, requiring citizens to show a valid photo ID in order to vote.

On Nov. 26, 2019, the State Board of Elections approved IDs issued by 12 universities in the University of North Carolina System, including UNCSA, as a valid form of photo identification in order to vote in the 2020 elections. With this most recent round of approvals, all UNC System student and employee IDs were approved as valid forms of photo ID for voting purposes.

In a Dec. 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.

Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the 2020 primary election.

For more information, visit the State Board of Elections website.

Contact: Marla Carpenter

Jan. 14, 2020

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