New Hanover County Board of Elections to conduct educational seminars on voter ID requirement

 

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The New Hanover County Board of Elections will hold two educational seminars about voter photo identification requirements on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The first seminar has been scheduled for 2 p.m., July 23, 2019, and will be held at the New Hanover County Government Center, in the Andre’ Mallette Training Center, Training Room B, 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 135, Wilmington, NC 28403. The second seminar has been scheduled for 6 p.m., July 23, 2019 and will be held at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station, Room U-470, 502 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

The seminars are free and open to the public.

Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. In November 2018, North Carolina voters approved an amendment to the N.C. Constitution to require voters to present photo ID at the polls.

Session Law 2018-144 requires each county board of elections to hold at least two voter ID seminars before September 1, 2019. Attendees also will receive information about voting options, including absentee-by-mail, One-Stop early voting and Election Day voting. Information about provisional voting, the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards and residency requirements for voting also will be provided.

For more information on the voter ID requirement in North Carolina, please go to www.ncsbe.gov/Voter-ID.

Questions? Please contact the New Hanover County Board of Elections Director, Rae Hunter-Havens at (910) 798-7330 or rhavens@nhcgov.com

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