NC Rep. Larry Hall and several other state legislators have introduced House Bill 240, “Allow NC College ID to Meet Voter ID Requirement.”
The law requiring voters to present a photo ID, beginning in 2016, has generated considerable controversy, as well as legal challenges in federal and state courts. Often lost in the debate is the actual requirement. It turns out that North Carolina’s ID law is one of the most restrictive in the nation; it’s not a typical ID law. It accepts only four types of photo IDs: a DMV-issued ID; US passport; a military or veteran ID card; or a tribal card from a federal or state-recognized tribe.