NC BOARD OF ELECTIONS LIST OF ACCEPTABLE IDs: Voters Will Be Asked to Show Photo ID Beginning in 2020
Beginning in 2020, North Carolina voters will be asked to provide photo identification when voting in-person or absentee-by-mail, with some exceptions.
Voters may provide any type of acceptable photo identification. More than 130 types of ID will be accepted. For a list of acceptable IDs, see below.
- Beginning in 2020, when you present to vote, you will be asked to show photo ID.
- If you do not show photo ID, you may vote provisionally. Your provisional ballot will count if you bring acceptable photo ID to your county board of elections office before canvass, or if you sign an affidavit declaring that a reasonable impediment prevented you from showing photo ID.
- If you vote by mail, you must enclose a copy of your photo ID unless you sign an affidavit declaring that a reasonable impediment prevented you from enclosing a copy of your photo ID.
- You can obtain a free photo ID at your county board of elections office at any time the office is open, except for the period from the end of one-stop early voting through Election Day.
- Voter ID Request Form
- In 2020 the days you cannot obtain an ID are:
- Sunday, March 1 to Tuesday, March 3
- Sunday, November 1 to Tuesday, November 3