Acceptable Photo IDs for Future Voting in NC

At the beginning of December, in its fourth special session of the year, the NC Legislature passed stipulations for the Voter ID amendment to the NC Constitution, approving the following list as acceptable forms of photo identification.

  • A North Carolina driver’s license
  • A special identification card for nonoperators issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles
  • A U.S. passport
  • A NC voter photo ID card (a new voter ID form that will be offered at no charge by county boards of elections)
  • A tribal enrollment card issued by a federally recognized tribe
  • A tribal enrollment card issued by a tribe recognized by the state of NC (if issued in accordance with a process approved by the State Board, and signed by an elected official of the tribe)
  • A student identification card issued by a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, the NC Community College system, or an eligible private postsecondary institution
  • An employee ID card issued by a state or local government entity (including a charter school) in accordance with G.S. 163A-1145.3
  • A driver’s license or special ID card for nonoperators issued by another state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory—provided the voter’s voter registration was within 90 days of the election
  • A military identification issued by the U.S. government
  • A veteran’s ID card issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (for use at VA medical facilities
  • Any expired, allowable identification presented by a voter who has attained the age of 65, provided the ID was unexpired on the voter’s 65th birthday.

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