Chatham Board of Elections to host voter ID information session

Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County Board of Elections is hosting a Voter Identification (ID) Information Session on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The session will be held at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center 1192 US-64 Business, Pittsboro, NC 27312 in Hall A.

The photo ID requirement is the result of the Supreme Court case Holmes versus Moore. In the case, re-heard by the Supreme Court in March, the Court reversed the injunction against implementation of the photo ID legislation which has been in place since 2020 and ordered the case to be dismissed. As a result, the photo ID statutes enacted in 2018 and 2019 will need to be implemented going forward, starting with the municipal elections in September, October, and November 2023.

All voters presenting to vote on Election Day, One-Stop Early Voting, and Absentee by Mail will need to show a voter photo ID for upcoming elections.

“For those who do not have a photo ID, the Chatham County Board of Elections can issue free voter photo IDs to registered voters,” said Pandora Pascal, Chatham County Elections Director. To be issued a free voter photo ID card, the voter must provide their name, date of birth, and the last four numbers of their Social Security number, and have their photo taken.

The voter ID information session will also be live streamed via GoToMeeting. To find access information, visit the calendar event on the Chatham County website.

For questions about photo IDs or the information session, please contact the Chatham County Board of Elections at or 919-545-8500.