Monday, January 6, 2014

Few in NC apply for free voter ID card

Black Mountain News, January 5, 2014

ASHEVILLE — Twenty-two people in North Carolina had applied for a free voter identification card as of midday Friday, the second day the card was offered in the state.
Voters will need government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot in 2016 under a state law set last year by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

The law that requires the voter identification has other provisions that include ending same-day voter registration, trimming the period for early voting from 17 days to 10 and eliminating a program that encourages high school students to register to vote in advance of their 18th birthdays.

The political parties said they would work with their members to make sure those who need the free IDs would get them in time.

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