New from the League of Women Voters and Democracy NC:
Super Majority Supports Giving Voters a Non-Photo Option And Opposes Restrictions that Target Particular Groups
RALEIGH – A survey by one of the nation’s most respected polling firms adds new insights into how North Carolinians view a proposed requirement for voters to show a government-issued photo identification document before voting.
The poll by SurveyUSA indicates that 75 percent of voters favor a photo ID requirement, but 70 percent would not turn away a registered voter who doesn’t have one, if the voter signs an affidavit and provides a verifiable ID number such as a date of birth or social security number.
The current version of House Bill 589 does not include this back-up option. The bill allows voters without a photo ID to cast a provisional ballot, but the ballot will not count unless the voter returns after Election Day and shows officials a government photo ID.
The poll indicates a strong majority of voters also oppose voting restrictions that are aimed at a particular party or group Read more