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What Will NC’s Photo Voter ID Requirement Look Like?

A picture of an 'I Voted' sticker.
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Will the newly passed North Carolina amendment make it more difficult to get one of these stickers?

State legislators are working on an implementation bill for the newly-passed constitutional amendment that requires photo identification to vote. The amendment passed in November’s midterm elections with more than 55 percent of the vote. 

Some advocates are concerned that the legislation will be similar to the 2013 voter ID law in the state that federal judges struck down saying it targeted African-Americans with “almost surgical precision.” Host Frank Stasio talks to WUNC Politics Reporter Rusty Jacobs about what lawmakers have decided so far.

Amanda Magnus grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Baltimore. She became interested in radio after an elective course in the NYU journalism department. She got her start at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, but she knew public radio was for her when she interned at WNYC. She later moved to Madison, where she worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for six years. In her time there, she helped create an afternoon drive news magazine show, called Central Time. She also produced several series, including one on Native American life in Wisconsin. She spends her free time running, hiking, and roller skating. She also loves scary movies.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.