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Voter ID — May 2017 Poll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Our May 2017 poll looked at the issue of requiring photo identification for voting. The questions and responses are as follows:

Would you support or oppose an election law that would require voters to show a valid photo ID before casting their ballot?

68%     Total Support

31%     Total Oppose

 

58%     Strongly Support

9%       Somewhat Support

7%       Somewhat Oppose

24%     Strongly Oppose

1%       Don’t Know/ Unsure

 

Shortly after the 2016 election, the state board of elections identified over 25,000 people as inactive voters as a result of mailings being returned undeliverable and another 500 who voted as possibly ineligible to legally vote. And with that information, do you support or oppose requiring voters to show a valid photo ID before casting their ballot?

68%     Total Support

29%     Total Oppose

 

60%     Strongly Support

8%       Somewhat Support

8%       Somewhat Oppose

21%     Strongly Oppose

2%       Don’t Know/ Unsure

 

Would you support or oppose adding a requirement to the North Carolina Constitution requiring that all citizens show a valid photo ID when casting a ballot?

65%     Total Support

33%     Total Oppose

 

57%     Strongly Support

7%       Somewhat Support

7%       Somewhat Oppose

27%     Strongly Oppose

2%       Don’t Know/ Unsure

For more on these and the other questions in the poll, click here.

To arrange an interview with Civitas President Donald Bryson, email Brooke Medina at bmedina@nccivitas.org.

Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only organization offering independent, nonpartisan data on current opinion. In the decade we’ve been conducting them, our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to advancing conservative ideas and shrinking the size of government. Civitas fights to eliminate government barriers to freedom so that North Carolinians can live a better life.

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