Voter Information


Voters Will Be Asked to Show Photo ID Beginning in 2020

Photo ID is not required in any election in 2019.

Beginning in 2020, North Carolina voters will be asked to provide photo identification when voting in-person or absentee-by-mail, with some exceptions.


No ID?

·     Beginning in 2020, when you present to vote, you will be asked to show photo ID

·     If you do not show photo ID, you may vote provisionally. Your provisional ballot will count if you bring acceptable photo ID to your county board of elections office before canvass, or if you sign an affidavit declaring that a reasonable impediment prevented you from showing photo ID

·     If you vote by mail, you must enclose a copy of your photo ID unless you sign an affidavit declaring that a reasonableimpediment prevented you from enclosing a copy of your photo ID.

·     Youcan obtain a free photo ID at your county board ofelections office any time until the Friday before the election.

o  Voter ID Request Form


Acceptable Photo IDs for Votingin 2020


   

Driver License or  Non-Operator ID from North Carolina  

·      Must be valid and unexpired OR   expired for one year or less

·      May be expired if voter is over the age of 65 and ID was unexpired on their 65th birthday

 


Driver License or Non-Operator ID from a Different U.S. State or Territory

·      Acceptable ONLY if voter registered within 90 days of the election

·      Must be valid and unexpired OR expired for one year or less

·      May be expired if voter is over the age of 65 and ID was unexpired on their 65th birthday

 


United States Passport

·      Includes U.S. Passport Card

·      Must be valid and unexpired OR expired for one year or less

·      May be expired if voter is over the age of 65 and ID was unexpired on their 65th birthday

 


North Carolina
 Voter ID Card

·      Available free at your county board of elections until the Friday before the election.

·      Must be valid and unexpired OR expired for one year or less

·      May be expired if voter is over the age of 65 and ID was unexpired on their 65th birthday

 


Approved
 Employee ID

·     Must come from an approved state or local government employer.

·      Must be valid and unexpired OR expired for one year or less

·      May be expired if voter is over the age of 65 and ID was unexpired on their 65th birthday

 


Approved
 Student ID

·      Must come from an approved school.

·      Must be valid and unexpired OR expired for one year or less

·      May be expired if voter is over the age of 65 and ID was unexpired on their 65th birthday

 


Tribal Enrollment Card

·      Issued by:

1.   An approved state tribe; OR

2.   A federal tribe

·      May be expired or have no expiration date.

 


Military ID Card or
 Veterans ID Card

·      May be used even if expired or if there is no expiration date.