Voting rights groups are once again fighting efforts to pass a so-called “voter ID” law in North Carolina — and we need your help.
Nearly 1 in 10 North Carolina voters may not have a state-issued photo ID, according to the state Board of Elections, and any law that requires a photo ID to vote will make it harder for these eligible voters to participate in our democracy.
If you are one of these voters, please consider sharing your story. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are especially interested in hearing from:
- Eligible voters who do not possess a state-issued photo ID and would have difficulty obtaining one.
- People with friends or relatives who might not have the time or money to obtain a valid photo ID to vote.
- Voters who have had to wait in especially long lines while trying to cast a ballot in North Carolina.
The process of obtaining a state-issued photo ID requires a lot of time and money that many North Carolinians — especially low-income, disabled, and elderly voters — don’t have. It may sound simple, but in reality it’s costly and complicated.
If you or someone you know would be directly affected by a law requiring photo ID to vote, please email email@example.com.
You can also contact your representatives in the North Carolina General Assembly directly to let them know you oppose placing any additional burdens on voters.