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Old 11-01-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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hi, this will be our first election since moving to NC and wondering if i need to bring these voter id cards with me or normal id is fine. I saw on the card that is written that i need to bring it with me, but i have to try and find it somewhere in my office. I hope i can just bring a driver's license. i already know where i am supposed to vote.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:32 AM
 
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no
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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You don't even need to bring your driver's license or any ID at all. You just need to KNOW your full name and address. It's insane.
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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thanks. That's insane that you don't need ID. When we were in PA, they were quite strict with IDs.
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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From the Wake County Board of Elections web site (advice applicable in any county):
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WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME TO MY POLLING PLACE?
You are not required to show your voter card when you vote. As long as you provided a valid identification number on your voter registration application, you will not be required to show ID before voting. Just in case, first-time voters are encouraged to bring a current form of identification that lists your name and residence address.

HOW DOES THE VOTING PROCESS WORK?
When you enter the polling place, you will begin at a station where poll workers look up your name in a book to make sure you are registered to vote. You will be required to verbally state your name and current address (and party affiliation if it is a partisan primary). After confirming this information, the poll worker will issue you a form that you will take to a second station. At this station, you will exchange the form for a ballot.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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The last time I voted, I was asked for an ID (here in Raleigh). I think it was the first time I was ever asked.

It might have been only because it was easier for the person searching for the record to see the name written down.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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I did a Google search since I was wondering this myself and both PA and NC do not require ID.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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thanks. That's insane that you don't need ID. When we were in PA, they were quite strict with IDs.
Sure is. Looks like you can't even require ID when registering now. Appeals court strikes down voter ID law
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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Looks like you can't even require ID when registering now.
To keep this local, and out of a debate on the merits of ID requirements, here are the requirements to register to vote in NC:
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Qualifications to register to vote in North Carolina


To register to vote in this State, a person must sign a voter declaration attesting that:
  • I am a U.S. citizen.
  • I will have been a resident of North Carolina and this county for 30 days before the election.
  • I will be at least 18 years old by the next general election.
  • I am not registered nor will I vote in any other county or state.
  • If I have been convicted of a felony, my rights of citizenship have been restored.
The deadline for registration is 25 days before an election.
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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vote in NC: The deadline for registration is 25 days before an election.
Not so sure about that CH. They had tables set up inside the voting room for New Registrations, which seemed to me they were taking them day of. They had a sheet of paper on the table that listed items they would take to show you were local, like a utility bill, and several other things that were not a picture ID.

It goes to show that the old adage vote early, vote often would work around here, especially if you knew of neighbors or other registered voters who dont normally vote in the midterms and had all of their info.
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