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No-Fee ID Card Program After January 1, 2014, you will be able to apply for a free NC identification card to be used for voting. To qualify, you will need to: Prove your age and identity. Prove your NC residency. Be registered to vote in North Carolina. Not have a valid driver license. This form of NC ID card will be valid for voting and for identification purposes only. You will apply using the same documents (proof of name, birth date, Social Security, and residency) as listed above.
originally posted by: network dude
My question is, why is this even a thing?
originally posted by: Seiko
Ok I'll play devil's advocate here;
An I.D. costs money, so in argument it's poll tax. If it's required to vote it should be supplied. I realize that the poll taxes and "literacy tests" of days gone by were aimed at disadvantaged people but I see it less of a racial thing and more of a class thing.
I honestly don't have a problem showing my I.D.