Facts on North Carolina's new voter ID law
Beginning in 2016, North Carolina voters will be required to show government-issued photo identification when voting in person.
Acceptable forms of photo ID in 2016 will be:
- N.C. driver's license, learner's permit or provisional license
- N.C. special ID card for non-drivers
- U.S. passport
- U.S. military or veterans ID
Tribal card from federally or state recognized tribe
Out-of-state driver's license (only valid if voter registration occurred within 90 days of the election)
Voters will NOT be required to show a photo ID when voting during the 2014 or 2015 elections.
During the 2014 and 2015 elections, poll workers will provide information to voters about the upcoming voter ID requirement, in order to help all voters prepare for when the ID requirement goes into effect in 2016.
Beginning in 2014, North Carolina voters who do not already have an acceptable ID can get one for free from the DMV. Learn how