Voter ID Information

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About Voter ID

Beginning in 2020, North Carolina voters will be required to provide photo identification to vote when voting in person or by mail. There are some exceptions.

Photo ID is not required for any elections in 2019.

Click here to learn more about the photo identification requirements and to view a list of acceptable forms if ID. 

NC Voter Identification Card

All registered voters are eligible to request a NC Voter Identification Card in the county where the voter is registered. Once issued, the card is valid statewide so voter's who move between county's in North Carolina do not automatically need to renew their identification card with their registration. This identification card is separate from your voter registration card and will be used to meet new voter ID requirements that begin in 2020. If you already have a form of acceptable identification to vote, you do not need to request this identification.  

Click here to download the NC Voter Identification Card Request Form. To complete your request and receive your new card, you must visit the Board of Elections to have your photo taken in person. This form can be used to request a new or replacement identification card, and your new identification card will be valid for 10 years from the issue date (additional request options are available for replacement cards). A new photo is not required but can be requested for all replacement cards. 

Durham County Voter ID Seminars

The Durham County Board of Elections will hold educational seminars about voter photo identification requirements between May and August 2019. These seminars are open to the public and the community is invited to attend. 

Click here to view the schedule of Voter ID Seminars in Durham County.