DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says the state isn’t being clear on the requirements for the new voter identification law.
The Rev. William Barber told a news conference in Durham on Tuesday that the state hasn’t provided voters with adequate information on their rights on election day. Barber said officials are hiding the fact that if potential voters don’t have a photo identification, they can still cast a ballot if they can provide the last four digits of their Social Security number and their birthdate, or an ID with a name and address.
The lawsuit challenging the photo identification mandate to vote is scheduled to be heard on Jan. 25. The U.S. Justice Department, League of Women Voters and citizens have filed similar lawsuits.