“Voters will be required to show photo ID starting with the November 2023 Municipal Elections.
On Friday, April 28,2023, the North Carolina Supreme Court reversed an injunction against implementation of photo ID legislation. As a result, photo ID laws enacted in 2018 and 2019 will be implemented moving forward, starting with the municipal elections in September, October, and November 2023.
The State Board is working with the 100 county boards of elections to ensure a smooth rollout of the photo ID requirement. This includes informing the voters about the change and the acceptable forms of identification for voting, ensuring any voter without an ID can get one, training the county boards on implementation measures, updating forms and envelopes for absentee voting, creating and printing new signage for polling places, and many other efforts.
North Carolina State Board of Elections