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State begins issuing free IDs for voting

Posted January 2

— Voters in North Carolina will not have to show photo identification at the polls until 2016, but the state Division of Motor Vehicles began issuing free photo ID cards Thursday to those who don't have other forms of identification. 

The photo ID requirement was part of a sweeping 2013 election reform bill, which also set new parameters on early voting and changed dozens of other voting and campaign rules. That law is now the subject of a lawsuit seeking to stop it from taking effect.

"To obtain a No-Fee Voter ID card, you must sign a declaration stating that you do not have a photo ID acceptable under" North Carolina law, reads a notice on the DMV website.  

Applicants will have to provide a valid Social Security number and provide other documents that verify their age and identity. Applications can be submitted at any DMV driver license office.

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  • ALECarolina Jan 9, 1:49 a.m.

    Why are the liberal leftists so strongly opposed to voter ID, reduced early voting, no Sunday voting, no pre-registration of 16 and 17 year-olds, no straight-ticket voting, and all the other anti- voter fraud provisions in the Voter ID law?

    Remember, preventing Americans from voting protects ALL Americans!

  • wildpig777 Jan 6, 11:00 a.m.

    and freedom takes another major hit in nc. voter id equals freedom suppression.

  • Life-goes-on. Jan 6, 8:48 a.m.

    No such thing as free. Our tax dollars are footing the bill for this.

  • jgilchr Jan 4, 10:50 a.m.

    The ID is just the tip of the iceberg on this law. Additionally nobody talks about how easing restrictions on campaign donations and anonymous advertising (also in the law) increases the integrity of the vote. Oh wait it doesn't. It just opens the doors even wider for Plutocrats and Oligarchs.

  • oleguy Jan 4, 7:24 a.m.

    Really,, This gives me 2 years to collect the documents and gather several ID's to either vote several times or later sell the same. I may be old but not dumb, and I am sure I am not the first person to think of this. DUH

  • lwe1967 Jan 3, 5:42 p.m.

    And the NAACP and the libs are still fuming over this. Tough, after what happened in Watauga County and Pembroke, it just goes to show you that their is a problem in North Carolina and it has to be fixed.

  • Get your IDs Jan 3, 5:31 p.m.

    I mean you working the Polls and all, but no substantiated fraud, and sorry less than .00001 percent nation wide is not rampant by any stretch of the Rights warped imagination
    Click to view my profile99percenter

    too bad yo didn't pay as much attention to detail with Barry care as you do with this. More proof of that failing but you ignore that

  • Get your IDs Jan 3, 5:28 p.m.

    T'S FREE!!!!!!!!!! ============================================================ ====

    The liberals should be all over this.
    stymieindurham

    they are but not in a good way. they are mad because its republican in charge handing out the freebies this time and that makes them look bad. Obama phones were a republican freebie idea too but look how the left co-opted it as their own. even a stray cat knows which houses will feed it and which ones wont

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Jan 3, 5:16 p.m.

    Great idea! Make it voluntary at first and free. That way, there is no reason for anyone to have an excuse not to have proof of identity to vote in the future when it becomes MANDATORY. I LOVE ... LOVE... L-O-V-E IT, BRILLIANT!!!!

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    Sadly, they'll find an excuse......and it will be our fault again

  • -f Jan 3, 4:44 p.m.

    Great idea! Make it voluntary at first and free. That way, there is no reason for anyone to have an excuse not to have proof of identity to vote in the future when it becomes MANDATORY. I LOVE ... LOVE... L-O-V-E IT, BRILLIANT!!!!

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