All voters will be allowed to vote with or without a photo ID.
There are three exceptions to the requirement that all North Carolina voters must present an acceptable ID to vote in person:
1. Reasonable Impediment:
If you are unable to get a photo ID due to one of the following reasons you can sign a Reasonable Impediment Declaration and vote a provisional ballot
- Lack of transportation
- Disability or illness
- You don’t have your birth certificate or other documents required to obtain an ID
- Work schedule
- Family responsibilities
- Lost or stolen photo ID
- You applied for photo ID but have not received it yet
- Other: you may write in another reason and the county board of elections will decide whether to accept it
2. Religious Objection
If you are unable to get a photo ID because you have a religious objection to being photographed, you may sign an affidavit and then vote a provisional ballot.
3. Natural Disaster
If you cannot provide a photo ID because you were the victim of a natural disaster within 100 days before Election Day (as declared by the Governor of North Carolina or the President of the United States), you may sign an affidavit and then vote a provisional ballot.
If you meet one of these reasons, you will be permitted to complete an ID Exception Form and vote a provisional ballot.