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The Republican Party of North Carolina The Republican Party of North Carolina

REQUIRE PHOTO ID TO VOTE

Ballot Language

“Constitutional Amendment to require voters to provide identification before voting in person.”

NCGA Voting Record

House

H.B. 1092, Roll Call #1260, Passed 74-43: R 73-0; D 0-43; House, 6/26/18

Senate

H.B. 1092, Roll Call #792, Passed 33-12: R 33-0; D 0-12; Senate, 6/29/18

Talking Points

Approving voter ID would place North Carolina in the mainstream with 34 other states that require some form of voter ID.

Voter ID would help safeguard citizens’ votes at a time when there is uncertainty surrounding the security of the electronic elections process.

Voter ID would curtail questions of voter fraud by folks on both sides of the aisle.

North Carolina is the last state in the Southeast not to have some form of voter ID at the polls.

Voter ID was upheld by the United States Supreme Court in 2008.

Polls have shown voter ID is hugely popular in North Carolina and across the country.

Additional Information

Rebekah LaHay, “What Forms Of I.D. Might Be Required When Going To Vote,” NC Civitas, 8/20/18

Chryl Laird, “Why Black Voter Turnout Fell In 2016,” Vox, 1/15/18

“History Of Voter ID,” National Conference Of State Legislatures, 5/31/17