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NC Board Of Elections: Don't Forget, No Photo ID Required In Primary

a postcard reminding no photo id required
North Carolina State Board of Elections
A postcard the Board of Elections will send out to North Carolina households.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections wants to remind you that photo ID is not required for the March 3 primary election -- and will do so with a postcard in your mailbox soon.

A Dec. 31 federal district court blocked North Carolina's voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. Although the state is appealing, the order remains in place.

The Board of Elections will be mailing postcards to 4.7 million housholds in North Carolina to remind everyone that no ID is required.

"We know these changes can be confusing for voters, and we wanted to make sure all voters have the latest information about the primary election," said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of elections. 

Credit North Carolina State Board of Elections
The postcard also notes important dates for the upcoming North Carolina primary.

The postcard also includes important dates for the upcoming primary, which will include races for president, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative and governor.

Of note:

Feb. 7: Regular voter registration deadline (also the last day to change party affiliation for the primary).

Feb. 13-29: In-person early voting period. Voters can register and vote at the same time.

Feb. 25: Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail.

March 3: Primary Election Day, with polls open from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Jodie Valade has been a Digital News and Engagement Editor for WFAE since 2019. Since moving to Charlotte in 2015, she has worked as a digital content producer for NASCAR.com and a freelance writer for publications ranging from Charlotte magazine to The Athletic to The Washington Post and New York Times. Before that, Jodie was an award-winning sports features and enterprise reporter at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. She also worked at The Dallas Morning News covering the Dallas Mavericks — where she became Mark Cuban's lifelong email pen pal — and at The Kansas City Star. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Master of Education from John Carroll University. She is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan.