A guide to North Carolina's voter ID law
Beginning in 2016, most North Carolina voters will be required to show an acceptable photo ID when voting in person.
Acceptable forms of photo ID include:
• N.C. driver's license (can be expired up to 4 years)
• North Carolina ID card issued by DMV (can be expired up to 4 years)
• U.S. passport (must be unexpired)
• Military or Veterans ID (must be unexpired if it has a printed expiration date)
• Tribal ID from a federally or state recognized tribe (must be unexpired if it has a printed expiration date)
• Out-of-state driver's license (only valid if voter registration occurred within 90 days of the election and license must be unexpired)
NOTE: Voters over age 70 may present any acceptable photo ID that has been expired for any length of time, so long as the ID was valid on their 70th birthday.
What are acceptable reasons for not having an approved ID?
"Reasonable impediments" for not being able to get an ID include:
• family obligations
• transportation problems
• work schedule
• illness or disability
Simply pick from the menu of choices why you haven't been able to obtain an acceptable photo ID. It may be a lack of time due to work/class schedule or family obligations. It may be an inability to get to a DMV office due to lack of transportation.
Again, simply select the box that best explains your circumstance.
2016 Election Calendar
Feb. 19 – Deadline to register to vote for primary election
Mar. 3-12 – Early voting for primary
Mar. 8 - Deadline to request an absentee ballot
Mar. 15 – PRIMARY ELECTION DAY (polls open 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.)