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Saturday November 26th

Voting Laws


The North Carolina State Legislative building is located at 16 W. Jones St. in downtown Raleigh. 

More student IDs can be used for voting following clarifications to voter ID law

This past week, Roy Cooper signed into law a bill that clarifies exactly what types of photo ID are eligible to be used to vote in North Carolina. Previously, there had been confusion on whether certain types of student ID cards would qualify.  The previous law required universities to have been the ones to take the photos. Now, students can submit their own photos and have their ID be eligible, as long as the university can verify the student is submitting their own photo.

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Need another reason to vote in November? It's good for your health

While Millennials are one of the largest generation groups, there are still more Baby Boomers and older generations that show up to the voting polls each November. The U.S. Legislature is seeing more diversity than ever before, but it is not equal to the diversity of the population that the legislature represents. Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia suggest that political participation can have a range of positive affects for the mind, toward relationships with others and society.

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