North Carolina: No voter ID approval for 12 UNC campuses, including Chapel Hill

WRAL,  March 17, 2019

Student IDs from a dozen University of North Carolina schools, including UNC-Chapel Hill, didn't get the signoff they needed Friday for students to use them at the polls during the 2020 elections.

The problem for most of the universities: They let students provide pictures for their own IDs. A law passed after voters approved a constitutional amendment in November requiring photo identification at the polls requires universities to take those pictures themselves or to have a contractor do it.

Campus-by-campus practices also vary on Social Security numbers and other key identifiers, leaving some schools out of step with the law....

Most of the attention in this process has been on the state's public universities, but there are some 850 colleges, local governments, charter schools, tribal entities and state agencies that could apply to the state board to have their employee and other IDs approved for use in voting.

By Travis Fain

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