Residents learn about 2020 voter ID law

Aug 14, 2019 at 07:00 am by Dale-RB

About 25 county residents gained insight into North Carolina’s impending Voter ID law last week in a presentation at the former Windows On the World in Roper.

NC Election Bureau employee Terry Harris lectured for about 70 minutes in a sweltering auditorium at the Beaufort County Community College, outlining requirements that will be in effect for the first time in North Carolina’s 2020 primary election.

Among the “students” were members of the Washington County Board of Elections and poll workers from various precincts.

Lloyd Jones, a county poll volunteer, said the training is crucial, especially in light of current voting controversy.

“I want to be able to answer questions if I’m asked,” he said.

The instruction session Wednesday afternoon, August 7, was repeated that evening at the agricultural extension office to meet a state mandate calling for two sessions...

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