State Board of Elections begins public comment hearings on voter ID rules

Published 9:14 am Sunday, June 7, 2015

State Board of Elections will host public hearings on proposed rules for the implementation of voter ID requirements that takes effect in 2016.  The public hearings are listening opportunities for the agency to receive comment on the proposed rules.

Hearings will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the following locations:

June 8: Charlotte, Hal Marshall Auditorium 700 North Tryon St., Charlotte
June 9: Winston-Salem, Forsyth County Government Center, Multi-Purpose Room 201 Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem
June 10: Boone, Watauga County Administration Building, Board of Commissioners Meeting Room 814 West King Street, Boone
June 11: Sylva, Jackson County Board of Elections Office, Conference Room 876 Skyland Drive, Suite 1, Sylva

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All hearings are open to the public.  Those interested in providing comments are invited to attend hearings or to submit written comments to the State Board of Elections via email ( or mail  (PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255, to the attention of Rule-making Coordinator).

The public comment period closes June 30. For more information on photo ID required to vote at the polls in 2016, visit

The State Board’s voter outreach team is available to make informational presentations and to assist voters in obtaining a free ID from the DMV. They can be reached at 1-866-522-4723 or

-Submitted by Josh Lawson