“Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the
March 3, 2020 primary election. In a December 31 order, a federal district
court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect.
The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.”
On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, the federal district court issued an order and preliminary injunction of the photo ID requirement added by Session Law 2018-144 (SB824) and modified by Session Law 2019-22 (HB646) and Session Law 2019-239 (SB683). NAACP v. Cooper, 1:18CV1034
(M.D.N.C. Dec. 31, 2019). The injunction prohibits the State and county boards of elections
from “implementing any of S.B. 824’s voter-ID requirements and ballot challenge provisions
with respect to any election, until otherwise ordered by the court.”
To avoid confusion by the public and to ensure voters do not receive inaccurate information, CBEs
should stop issuing Voter ID cards effective immediately.