Elections board to hold seminars on voter ID

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Elections will hold two educational seminars about voter photo identification requirements.

One will take place at 6 p.m. on June 26 at O.P. Owens Agricultural Center, 455 Caton Road in Lumberton. The other will be at 6 p.m. on July 10 at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Annex, 1 University Drive in Pembroke.

The seminars are free and open to the public.

Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. In November 2018, North Carolina voters approved an amendment to the N.C. Constitution to require voters to present photo ID at the polls.

The law requires each county board of elections to hold at least two voter ID seminars before Sept. 1. Attendees also will receive information about voting options, including absentee-by-mail, One-Stop early voting and Election Day voting. Information about provisional voting, the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards and residency requirements for voting also will be provided.

For more information on the voter ID requirement in North Carolina, visit www.ncsbe.gov/Voter-ID.

Staff report