CVP Requests Veto for NC Voter ID Bill

Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project works with colleges and universities across North Carolina to empower students with information they need to register and vote. We can say unequivocally that the recently passed strict, photo voter ID S.B. 824 is bad for student voters and Governor Cooper should veto the bill. S.B. 824 is a legislative smoke screen that on paper includes student IDs from North Carolina’s public, private, and community colleges and universities, however, it also enacts a by-institution approval process intentionally designed and implemented in ways to make sure that no institution’s student IDs will actually be approved for use as voter ID.  CVP’s National Director Mike Burns noted, “North Carolina’s citizens elected a new legislature in November and current legislators should stop undermining our democracy and allow a full and considered debate in the new year on how to best implement voter ID in North Carolina. There is no rational justification for this lame duck legislature to jam through such a flawed bill and then force the State Board of Elections to certify which student IDs can be used as voter ID 600 days before the 2020 general election.” You can read CVP’s full letter urging Gov. Cooper to veto S.B. 824 below or here. December 10, 2018   The Honorable Roy Cooper Governor of North Carolina 20301 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-0301   Re: Veto S.B. 824   Governor Cooper, The vast majority of states that require voter ID allow the use of college and university IDs as voter ID, and instead of a smoke screen, North Carolina should offer a real measure that...