Protestors speak out against voter ID bill in Raleigh
By Nbc17 Staff
Demonstrators were out at the General Assembly Wednesday, speaking out against the proposed voter ID bill.
The measure, which has passed a House Committee, would require voters to show a government issued ID before casting a ballot.
Organizers of The Stop Photo ID: Respect Our Vote Rally say the bill disenfranchises citizens like college students and the elderly who may not have a driver's license.
"We're hoping to send a message to the elected leaders that this bill is not a good move for NC," said Jennifer Frye, Associate Director of Democracy NC. "We'd like to let the government know if it comes across her desk, that she needs to veto the bill."
Under the proposal, voters could show one of eight forms of ID and county election boards would also begin offering free voter identification cards.