North Carolina is the only state in the Southeast, and one of only 18 in US which does not require voters to show any form of identification. This could change if a new constitutional amendment is passed.
HB 1092 was introduced which would put the measure on the ballot this fall for consideration of North Carolina citizens. Rep. Stone is proud to be a co-sponsor of the bill.
Every state and national poll shows strong bi-partisan support for a voter ID requirement to ensure that there is no voter fraud. North Carolinians are already required to show IDs for many routine activities, such as renting a car, flying, filling a medical prescription, and banking.
“Having an ID is a basic civil right,” said Rep. Scott Stone. “We need to ensure that every citizen has a proper form of identification. Without access to a proper ID people would be unable to take advantage of many of the benefits this state has to offer. If opponents of this constitutional amendment can find people whom might be adversely impacted by this requirement, they should help those people get a proper ID. That would help those individuals the most.”