On the ballot: Should the NC Constitution require a photo ID to vote?

Citizen Times,  October 14, 2018

State figures complied in 2015 found about 281,000 people who did not have a driver's license or state ID card. A disproportionate share were African-Americans, who strongly tend to vote Democratic.

The picture is a little different in Western North Carolina. Some of the counties with the highest percentage of registered voters without IDs from the Division of Motor Vehicles are among the region's most rural and have small minority populations. ...

"Since the year 2000 ... there have been four instances of alleged voter impersonation. That's out of tens of millions of votes cast," said [Allison] Riggs, who works at the Durham-based Southern Coalition for Social Justice.

By Mark Barrett

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