Raleigh, N.C. – A bipartisan three judge panel ruled Friday that voter ID implementation can move forward in North Carolina, dismissing all but one of the plaintiffs’ six claims in a legal challenge to legislation implementing a constitutional amendment approved by voters last Fall.
Thirty-four other states have some form of voter ID law. North Carolina is the last state in the Southeast to start requiring some form of voter ID.
State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) sponsored the voter ID constitutional amendment and said its implementing law was a model for balancing election integrity with accommodations for all voters.
“North Carolinians know election integrity is essential to our democratic process and strongly supported voter ID,” Speaker Moore said.
“This law accommodates all voters’ access to a secure ballot with commonsense standards already in place in most states.”