© 2021 WFAE
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Local News

Voter ID Bill Gets Changed By NC House Republicans

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - House Republicans are rolling out a newversion of a bill requiring voter identification before casting a ballot in North Carolina that wouldn't always require a photo ID. The chairman of the House Elections Committee said Wednesday the proposal would allow someone to show their voter registration card to vote. Poll workers first would decide if the person's signature matches the signature used when the person registered to vote. Rep. David Lewis of Harnett County said the bill is a draft and could be heard next week. He says bill supporters are trying to bring around Democrats to support the bill. The General Assembly's Legislative Black Caucus held a news conference Wednesday and members said they're not inclined to support any bill that would put up obstacles to vote.