North Carolina

NC voters approve voter ID amendment

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A new constitutional amendment will require North Carolina voters to show a photo ID before being allowed to cast ballots, but legislators will decide later what will count as valid and what won't.

A change to North Carolina's constitution approved Tuesday adds the state to the handful in the country that strictly require showing a photo ID to a poll worker when voting.

Some of the states allow exceptions to the law if people have religious objections to being photographed, are poor, or are granted special confidentiality as domestic abuse or stalking victims. North Carolina lawmakers aren't required to make any exceptions.

Click here to read the voter ID amendment's full text

Legislators haven't detailed how voters could get the photo ID needed to vote or how much it would cost the state.


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