Early voting at ASU

Early voters line up at the Appalachian State University Plemmons Student Union on Oct. 17, 2018.

RALEIGH — The Watauga County Board of Elections will hold an educational seminar about voter photo identification requirements at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at the Watauga County Administration Building in the Commissioners’ Board Room, 814 W. King St., Boone, and a second seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Belk Library Lecture Hall (Room 114), located at 218 College St., Boone.

The seminars are free and open to the public.

Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. In November 2018, North Carolina voters approved an amendment to the N.C. Constitution to require voters to present photo ID at the polls.

Session Law 2018-144 requires each county board of elections to hold at least two voter ID seminars before Sept. 1, 2019. Attendees also will receive information about voting options, including absentee-by-mail, One-Stop early voting and Election Day voting. Information about provisional voting, the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards and residency requirements for voting also will be provided.

For more information on the voter ID requirement in North Carolina, visit www.ncsbe.gov/Voter-ID.

Questions? Contact the Watauga County Board of Elections at (828) 265-8061 or matthew.snyder@watgov.org.

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john.hill.zvfd@gmail.com

It is such a shame that after all the expense of advertising this event, and having a rep come into Boone from the State Board of Elections, only two people attended this seminar. Let's hope more people come on Aug. 27th at 7:00 PM at the Belk Library on the campus of Appalachian State University. We all need to know how ID card requirements impact our ability to make our voices heard. Be an informed voter!

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