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Public Hearing on Voter ID Rules
June 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jackson County Board of Elections, Conference Room
The NC State Board of Elections will hold a public hearing in Sylva, NC, on June 11 and invites comments on the rules they have proposed to administer the new Voter ID laws.
In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the Voter Information Verification Act (S.L. 2013-381), which requires photo identification for in-person voting starting in 2016. The law mandates that the State Board of Elections adopt rules to administer these new laws. The NCSBE is accepting feedback on their proposed rules, but only nine public comment hearings will be held for the entire state.
Make sure your voice is heard.
Attend the June 11 public hearing in Sylva.
Let the NCSBE know what you think about the proposed Voter ID rules.
Representatives from the Voter Outreach Team of the State Board of Elections will be available with materials to help educate voters about new requirements and to help any voter who needs assistance obtaining photo ID.
Written comments about the proposed Voter ID rules may be submitted until Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Comments can be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to P.O. Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255 to the attention of Rule-making Coordinator George McCue.
To prepare voters for this hearing, and for 2016 elections, the Jackson County NC NAACP will host a Voter ID Forum on Friday, May 29 at 6pm.
See our NC Voter ID page for additional details, including the complete text of the proposed rules, official publications explaining the forms of ID required, and more.