North Carolina Voter ID Bill

Local
4:19 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Election Law Changes: Photo ID Not Required this Year, But Poll Workers Will Ask the Question

Smithsonian Institute

When voters go to the polls in the upcoming May primary, they will encounter a new process. 

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Local - August 19
11:56 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Voter ID Bill Could Mean More Restrictions in Local Elections

The road to the ballot box is changing in North Carolina.
Smithsonian Institute

Editor's Note:  This article was corrected to reflect the Supreme Court's action regarding the Voting Rights Act. 

The newly passed Voter ID Bill stands to change the nature of Election Days across the state. Strict voter ID requirements, prohibition of provisional ballots, the elimination of same-day registration and a shortened early voting period mean North Carolinians will have to be more vigilant about the rules to cast their ballots. And that's not necessarily all--we could see changes at the local level, too.

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Local - August 16
9:47 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Civil Rights Groups Sue in Response to NC Voter ID Bill's Changes to Early Voting

Many NC citizens say they have voted early in the past to avoid long lines on Election Day.
Bellyglad

Since Governor McCrory signed the Voter ID Bill into law on Monday, three civil rights groups have filed lawsuits. They challenge new requirements for state-issued IDs, elimination of same-day registration--and an early voting period that will be shortened by seven days. Critics of the bill say the latter in particular will cut off voting opportunities for hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians—particularly minorities. About 64 percent of New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County citizens voted early in the 2012 election.

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