Some elections and voting experts say there are other ways to discourage the potential for fraud while casting ballots that don't necessarily require North Carolina voters to obtain photo identification.
Bob Hall of Democracy North Carolina told House Elections Committee members on Wednesday that statistical surveys could be performed after each election to determine whether someone who came to a precinct to vote really did so. Hall is opposed to photo ID legislation but urged voters to consider safeguards on mail-in absentee ballots.
Hans von Spakovsky of The Heritage Foundation supports photo ID. He says North Carolina should participate in an interstate voter registration exchange to cross-check voter rolls and remove people who have moved out of state.
The House committee will continue discussions on photo ID next week.