Saturday 18 Jan 2020

Board Of Elections Releases Voter ID Video

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — The State Board of Elections has released a new video telling voters they will not need an ID at the polls this March. Karen Bell of the Board of Elections tells viewers that voters will only need to state their name and address for the precinct official at their voting site.  In a lengthy filing, a federal judge said the state can’t require ID at the polls until further notice. North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said he plans to appeal the ruling, but will not take any action before the March 3 primary. Absentee voting for the primary begins January 13.

Voters will not be required to show photo ID in the March 2020 primary election. NCSBE Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell explains in this video. Please share. #ncpol

Posted by N.C. State Board of Elections on Monday, January 6, 2020


  1. my 2 cents says:

    This is just great now the republicans are gonna win considering they’re the ones who commit voter fraud the most and still complain about it like it was solely a democratic issue. Learn to loose and accept the facts instead of spinning up crazy voter fraud conspiracy theories,

    • Unaffiliated says:

      “…now the republicans are gonna win….”???? What the heck? Makes it sound like you don’t believe the Democrats could win unless they are able to commit voter fraud. I think you should be more concerned about implementing one little step that could/would prevent voter fraud by anyone, regardless of party affiliation. And yes, it is a problem, maybe not so much in our area but in larger cities and other states as in the recent discovery of tens of thousands of “illegal and deceased voters” on the voter registration lists in California. Voter ID won’t stop all voter fraud but it may at least stop deceased people from voting.

      • Get Real says:

        Which absolutely does not happen. Not sure where these urban legends come from, but massive voter fraud simply does not exist. I have no problem with a voter ID requirement, especially one with as many safe guards as the NC constitutional amendment’s implementation, but let’s stop the lie about voter fraud being a problem in US elections.

        • Are you kidding me? says:

          Cite your sources. Prove it.

        • SMH says:

          How would you know? They suppress the means to monitor it.

        • Zeke says:

          So your saying I can’t go to the voting location tell them my neighbors name and address and they won’t let me vote? Last time I voted I gave my name and they told me where I lived. We need ID.

          • Get real says:

            No, I’m not saying that at all. I’m saying it simply doesn’t happen in numbers relevant to all of the “sky is falling” panic that people like to claim. As for SMH’s claim that the means of researching it are somehow suppressed, that isn’t true either. You as a private citizen can look up anyone’s voter registration and even see which elections they have voted in (though not how they voted, since that information is private, as it should be). And “are you kidding me” can find plenty of research on the topic of in person voter fraud with a simple Google search. The Brennan Center has researched the topic well. If you care for a more one sided source, even the conservative Heritage foundation undertook an exhaustive search and found 1,200 cases of suspected voter fraud, while more than 128 million votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election alone. John Hood wrote an excellent article calling out both sides (the “voter ID is evil crowd” and the “voter fraud is rampant” crowd) on their falsehoods. It’s excellent reading if you’re interested in the truth of the topic.

  2. Joey says:

    So…in theory each one of us in Wayne County (or the state) could go from precinct to precinct and vote! Imagine the headache that would cause! Perhaps that should be put to the test. Just give a false name and address every where you go ! Think about!

    • wheezer says:

      Only if the person’s name you are using is already registered and you know they aren’t going to vote that day. If they show up after you’ve already voted for them, it will cause big problems.

      The real fraud is in absentee ballots sent to disabled, deceased or ineligible people.

  3. pyrate says:

    Don’t expect NC Attorney General Josh Stein to seriously appeal the federal (Obama-appointed) judge’s hold on NC voter ID. This is simply a ploy to keep voter ID in limbo in courts through the entire 2020 election cycle. Then, miraculously, all lawsuits will go away until the next election cycle. Just more dirty tricks Roy Cooper’s administration that are used to go against the will of North Carolinians. Please remember this and all the other petty politics when you go vote for governor this November!

  4. Wondering? says:

    So why do we bother to vote on issues that are on the ballots if some self-righteous judge can turn around and negate our vote because it doesn’t fit their agenda?


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