Beginning in 2016, North Carolina will require voters to show a photo identification (photo ID) when they present to vote in person. This change is a result of the Voter Information Verification Act or “VIVA.” (S.L. 2013-381). Until 2016, most voters will not be required to show any form of identification when they vote.
- A Drivers license issued by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles including a learner’s permit or a provisional license. These cards may be expired up for four (4) years before they are presented for voting.
- A United States passport (unexpired), including both the passport book and a passport card, issued by the United States Department of the State.
- A Veterans ID Card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. A Veterans ID card bearing an expiration date must be unexpired, but Veterans ID cards without expiration date are also acceptable.
- A United States Military ID Card issued by the United States Department of Defense, including those issued to dependents, retired military personnel, or civilians. A Military ID bearing an expiration date must be unexpired, but Military ID cards without an expiration date are also acceptable
- A Tribal enrollment card issued by a federally recognized tribe. If the card bears an expiration date, it must be unexpired. If it does not bear an expiration date, it must bear a printed issuance date that is not older than eight (8) years before it is presented for voting
- A tribal enrollment card issued by a state recognized tribe, provided that it has been approved by the state Board of Elections. This card must be unexpired
- A drivers license or non operators ideantifcation card issued by another state, the District of Columbia, or a territory or commonwealth or the United States, but only if the voter registered to vote within ninety (90) days of the election. This card must be unexpaired.