Election reform is needed in North Carolina. Nearly eight out of ten N.C. voters support Voter Photo ID legislation. Support for restoring confidence in government extends across racial demographics (Whites-81 percent, Blacks-64 percent, Hispanics-79 percent.)
The Tar Heel state has some of the most lax election laws in America. We are so trusting that, once registered, N.C. requires only that an individual state their name and address to receive a ballot. Voting is extended over a period of two and one half weeks before Election Day and we allow Same- Day Registration (enabling people to both register and vote on the same day.)
Do these lenient election laws attempt to discourage or encourage voter fraud? Are voters who they say they are? A Voter Photo ID law would help to alleviate voter deception and keep our elections honest.