• By Jacob Wright
  • Posted Thursday, June 4, 2015

Elections Office to Host Voter ID Public Comment Hearing

Representatives from the North Carolina State Board of Elections will conduct a Public Comment Hearing on the proposed rules for the implementation of the 2016 voter photo ID requirements on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Multi-Purpose room on the 4th Floor of the Forsyth County Government Center located at 201 N. Chestnut Street Winston Salem, NC 27101.

The public hearing is listening opportunity for the State Board of Elections to receive comment on the proposed rules (listing of proposed rules here: ftp://alt.ncsbe.gov/Rulemaking/public_comment_notice_rr.pdf).

Hearings will also be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following locations:

June 4 - Manteo - Dare County Administration Building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Rm 168, Manteo

June 5 - Wilmington - Hanover County Human Resources Department, Conference Room 401230 Government Center Drive, Suite 135, Wilmington

June - Charlotte - Hal Marshall Auditorium 700 North Tryon St., Charlotte

June 10 - Boone - Watauga County Administration Building, Board of Commissioners Meeting Room 814 West King Street, Boone

June 11 - Sylva - Jackson County Board of Elections Office, Conference Room 876 Skyland Drive, Suite 1, Sylva

June 12 - Fayetteville - Cumberland County Board of Elections, Training Room 227 Fountainhead Lane, Suite 101, Fayetteville,

June 15 - Tarboro - Edgecombe County Administrative Building, Auditorium 201 St. Andrew St., Tarboro,

All hearings are open to the public. Those interested in providing comments are invited to attend hearings or to submit written comments to the State Board of Elections via email rules@ncsbe.gov or mail (PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255, to the attention of Rule-making Coordinator).

The public comment period closes June 30. For more information on photo ID required to vote at the polls in 2016, visit voterID.nc.gov.

The State Board’s voter outreach team is available to make informational presentations and to assist voters in obtaining a free ID from the DMV. They can be reached at 1-866-522-4723 orVoterOutreach.sboe@ncsbe.gov

Please contact the Board of Elections office at (336) 703-2800 if you have questions regarding the meeting.

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