There are three exceptions to the requirement that all North Carolina voters must present an acceptable ID to vote in person:
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
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.
If you cannot provide a photo ID because you were the victim of a natural disaster 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.
Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.