Proposed regulations on voter ID in 2016 in NC released
Posted May 1, 2015
Updated May 2, 2015
RALEIGH, N.C. — The public can now comment on proposed rules governing how precinct officials will determine if someone has the required photo identification to vote in person starting in 2016.
Draft regulations from the State Board of Elections were released Friday. There will be eight public comment hearings across the state:
State Board of Elections Office, board room
441 N. Harrington Ave., Raleigh
Wednesday, June 3
Dare County Administration Building, room 168
954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo
Thursday, June 4
New Hanover County Human Resources Department, conference room 401
230 Government Center Drive, Suite 135, Wilmington
Friday, June 5
Hal Marshall Auditorium
700 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
Monday, June 8
Forsyth County Government Center, multi-purpose room
201 Chestnut St., Winston-Salem
Tuesday, June 9
Watauga County Administration Building, Board of Commissioners meeting room
814 West King St., Boone
Wednesday, June 10
Jackson County Board of Elections Office, conference room
876 Skyland Drive, Suite 1, Sylva
Thursday, June 11
Cumberland County Board of Elections, training room
227 Fountainhead Lane, Suite 101, Fayetteville
Friday, June 12
Written comments may be submitted by June 30. Comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to P.O. Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255 to the attention of Rule-making Coordinator George McCue.
The rules implement a 2013 state law listing the acceptable forms of ID. They focus primarily on how to decide whether the person pictured on a card matches the person seeking to vote. That decision could ultimately be up to election judges at the voting site.
The voter ID mandate has been challenged in both state and federal court. Trials are scheduled this summer.