State Elections Board says voter ID will not be required in March primary

Jan 6, 2020

The state Board of Elections is beginning to inform voters that the photo ID requirement for the March primary will NOT be enforced. The state Board of Elections Monday released a video with the Board’s executive director Karen Brinson Bell stating that photo ID will NOT be required for in-person voting during the March primary. The requirement was due to start in March but a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction blocking the requirement in response to a lawsuit filed by the state NAACP. The state attorney general’s office has said it will appeal the ruling but did not plan to request the requirement be put back in place for the primary.  The Board of Elections has told all county boards to update their websites with the latest information and has ordered counties to stop issuing free Voter ID cards. Absentee by-mail ballots go out beginning January 13.