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Voter ID

sign notifying voters that ID is required
MarkBuckawicki (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Republican tidal wave in the 2010 mid-term election triggered a flurry of new state laws nationwide focused on the ballot box. North Carolina’s Voter ID laws were part of that but recent court rulings have turned the tide in the opposite direction – striking those laws down. Now, state and local election officials are scurrying to comply with the court’s ruling while the state is asking the Supreme Court to intervene. We look at both sides.

Dr. Michael Bitzer
, professor of political science, provost, Catawba College

Allison Riggs, staff attorney, Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Mitch Kokai, senior political analyst, John Locke Foundation

Jennifer Clark, counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law