Voter ID Update
I’d like to dedicate this week’s newsletter to update you on our campus’ current status in regard to North Carolina’s voter identification law. This law requires photo identification to vote in person in North Carolina and, upon approval from the state's Board of Elections, allows North Carolina students and employees to use their institution-issued identity cards as valid voter identification.
Pursuant to Session Law 2018-144, Appalachian State University submitted letters of attestation March 13 to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBOE) seeking approval of the university’s employee and student IDs as Voter IDs. The letters may be viewed using the links below.
Letters of attestation sent to SBOE on March 13, 2019:
- Request approval to use Appalachian State University employee identification cards as voter identification (PDF 241K)
- Request approval to use Appalachian State University student identification cards as voter identification (PDF 145K)
The Appalachian Community places enormous value on the civic engagement of our faculty, staff and students. I appreciate the hard work of our campus staff who have been diligently working on this process. We will continue working closely with the county and state boards of elections to ensure the members of our community have the knowledge and resources to exercise their legal right to vote.
Sheri Everts, Chancellor