Public hearing on proposed voter ID law held Wednesday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - The State Board of Elections staff is holding a public hearing on the proposed voter ID law Wednesday, one day after lawmakers filed a measure that would delay the requirement for this year's election.

Elections officials want to hear feedback regarding the law, which would require voters to show their ID's at the polls before casting their ballots.

The law was originally scheduled to go into effect later this year during municipal elections, but multiple lawsuits and a recent Senate approved measure to delay the law until 2020 elections have made the timeline unclear.

Anyone who wants to provide their input on the proposed requirements can do so in the following ways:

1. Attend the March 13 hearing in person
2. Comment by March 15 using an online portal
3. E-mail comments by March 15 to rules@ncsbe.gov
4. Deliver comments by March 15 to Attn: Katelyn Love, Deputy General Counsel, P.O. Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255

The public hearing will begin at 1 p.m. at the State Board of Elections office on 403 N. Salisbury Street in Raleigh.