As you prepare for the upcoming March 15 primary election – listening to the experts, following dispatches from the campaign trail, reading all the latest election news – don’t forget you’ll need a photo ID this time.  What’s in your wallet?

Acceptable forms of photo ID in 2016 will be:

N.C. driver’s license, learner’s permit or provisional license
N.C. special ID card for non-drivers
U.S. passport
U.S. military or veterans ID
Tribal card from federally or state recognized tribe

Out-of-state driver’s license (only valid if voter registration occurred within 90 days of the election)

All IDs must not be expired when voting in 2016, except that voters over 70 will be able to present an acceptable, expired ID so long as it was unexpired on the voter’s 70th birthday. Military and veterans’ IDs will also be acceptable even if expired.