Board of Elections hears comments on rules for voter ID law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The North Carolina Board of Elections is moving ahead with proposed rules to implement the state’s new voter ID law, even as the law will be argued in state and federal courts this summer.

Starting in 2016, the law will require North Carolina voters to show an unexpired, government-issued photo ID before casting their ballots. The rules that the state board of elections are currently reviewing will be used to determine if a photo ID bears a “reasonable resemblance” to a voter.

Earlier this week a crowd of about 100 people attended the first of nine public hearings that will be held across the state this month to allow the public the chance to comment on the rules. Citizens voiced concerns regarding poll worker training, address changes and name variations.

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