Gpv. Pat McCrory
Gov. Pat McCrory

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the voter ID bill into law.

In a press release, McCrory said:

“North Carolinians overwhelmingly support a common sense law that requires voters to present photo identification in order to cast a ballot.  I am proud to sign this legislation into law. Common practices like boarding an airplane and purchasing Sudafed require photo ID and we should expect nothing less for the protection of our right to vote.”

McCrory went on to not the popularity of voter ID, as evidenced by recent opinion polls. He also noted that the state would be joining a majority of states that now require some sort of photo identification to vote. McCrory said:

“While some will try to make this seem to be controversial, the simple reality is that requiring voters to provide a photo ID when they vote is a common sense idea,” said Governor McCrory. “This new law brings our state in line with a healthy majority of other states throughout the country. This common sense safeguard is common-place.”