Raleigh, N.C. (6/7/2018) — Leaders in the N.C. General Assembly announced today that they will introduce a constitutional amendment requiring voter identification to cast a ballot in North Carolina. If passed, the proposal would be placed on the November 2018 general election ballot.
In response, Democracy North Carolina released the following statement that the nonpartisan voting rights organization would “adamantly oppose” any efforts to add voting restrictions to the state’s constitution.
“Voters’ ability to access the ballot is at the heart of a fair election system. This effort, like past voter ID laws here and around the country, would compromise that access and disenfranchise eligible voters,” said Tomas Lopez, Executive Director of Democracy North Carolina. “North Carolinians have been harmed by lawmakers who drew illegal, racially-gerrymandered voting districts and passed an illegal voter suppression law that targeted African-Americans ‘with almost surgical precision.’ Democracy North Carolina will adamantly oppose any effort to permanently add these voting restrictions to our state’s constitution.”