North Carolina: “Fix proposed so student IDs can be used for voting”


Legislation meant to work around a problem the state has had getting college IDs approved for voting identification was filed Tuesday.

Lawmakers had been promising this fix. Most of the state’s universities failed to satisfy legal requirements set out by the General Assembly to get their campus IDs approved, and a deadline to do so for the 2020 elections passed last month.

House Bill 646 would tweak those rules in several places. No longer would the colleges have to take the pictures themselves, potentially allowing campuses that let students submit selfies for their IDs get those ID cards approved for use at the polls.

A requirement that campus officials sign off, under penalty of perjury, on a series of ID requirements would also be dropped under the new language.

(h/t Doug Chapin)


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