NORTH CAROLINA Voter ID Information

Registered North Carolina voters must bring a photo ID to vote. Without photo ID, your provisional ballot will count if you sign a "reasonable impediment" affidavit.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline toll-free: 844-338-8743.

NORTH CAROLINA IDS FOR VOTING AS OF JANUARY 2020

Bring one to your polling place
  • NC driver’s license or ID#
  • US Passport or passport card#
  • US military or veterans ID +
  • Federal tribal card +
  • State tribal card *+
  • Student ID from state or private university or community college *#
  • Employee card: state/local gov't agency, public or charter school, public university*#
  • Other driver license or non-operator ID #^
  • Voter Photo ID: free at county Board of Elections #
# Can be expired one year or less
*  Approved by NC Board of Elections
+ May be expired or no expiration date
^ Any state/territory or DC, if register to vote within 90 days of election

Without photo ID, your provisional ballot will count if you sign "reasonable impediment" affidavit

OUT-OF-STATE ID

YES! North Carolina accepts ID from other states if you register to vote within 90 days of election.

STUDENT ID

YES! North Carolina will accept certain student and employee IDs from THIS approved list of public institutions.

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