YOU MUST HAVE A PHOTO ID TO VOTE
WHAT IT SAYS
FOR or AGAINST: “Constitutional amendment to require voters to provide photo identification before voting in person.”
WHAT WILL IT DO?
Gives the current legislature power to choose who is allowed to vote in 2020.
The voter ID Amendment would require North Carolina residents to present an approved identification card before they are allowed to vote in elections. It is important to note that this amendment does not specify which forms of identification will be accepted at the polls.
Should this amendment pass, the North Carolina Legislature will determine which IDs will be accepted at the polls. Before 2006 no states required such identification.
Proponents of this amendment believe that it will further secure the electoral process from the potential of widespread voter fraud. Research has shown that while ineligible voting in North Carolina does happen on a miniscule level, actual voter fraud rarely if ever happens.
Opponents of the law believe Voter ID Laws further disenfranchise minoritieswho have historically been disproportionately denied the vote.