Voter ID seminars slated locally

Published 11:23 am Sunday, June 2, 2019

Board of Elections offices throughout the Roanoke-Chowan area will conduct educational seminars on the voter ID requirement.

The seminars, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled as follows (in chronological order):

Northampton County – Wednesday, June 12 at 10 a.m. at the Northampton County Cultural and Wellness Center located at 9536 NC Hwy 305, Jackson; and at 5:30 p.m. on the same day at the Cool Spring Community Center located at 101 Cherry Street Gaston.

Hertford County – Thursday, June 13 at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Roanoke-Chowan Community College (Jernigan Building).

Gates County – Wednesday, June 19 at 12 noon at the Merchants Millpond State Park Visitors Center, 9100-176 Millpond Road, Gatesville.

Bertie County – Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. at Martin Community College-Bertie Campus, Conference Room #24, 409 Granville St., Windsor.

Attendees will also receive information about voting options, including absentee-by-mail, One-Stop early voting and Election Day voting. Information about provisional voting, the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards and residency requirements for voting also will be provided.

Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they cast a ballot. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions.

In November 2018, North Carolina voters approved an amendment to the N.C. Constitution to require voters to present photo ID at the polls.

Session Law 2018-144 requires each county board of elections to hold at least two voter ID seminars before Sept. 1, 2019.

For more information on the voter ID requirement in North Carolina, please go to

Questions? Please contact the Northampton County Board of Elections at 252-534-5681 or

In Hertford County, contact the Hertford County Board of Elections 252-358-7812 or (

In Bertie County, contact the Bertie County Board of Elections at (252-794-5306) or (

The Gates County Board of Elections can be contacted at 252-357-1780 or