Durham County Board of Elections to Conduct Educational Seminars on Voter Identification Requirement
Durham, N.C. – The Durham Board County Board of Elections will hold educational seminars about voter photo identification requirements between May and August 2019. The community is invited to attend the following seminars:
- North Regional Library – May 30th (6 – 8 p.m.)
- South Regional Library – June 20th (6 – 8 p.m.)
- East Regional Library – July 18th (6 – 8 p.m.)
- Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – August 22nd (6 – 8 p.m.)
The following events will be presented in Spanish:
- Durham County Health and Human Services Building – July 23rd (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
- Durham County Health and Human Services Building – July 23rd (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
All 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 North Carolina 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.
For more information about the upcoming seminars or voter ID, contact the Durham County Board of Elections at (919) 560-0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.