08 NCAC 17 .0106             SIGNAGE NOTIFYING ONE-STOP VOTERS OF THE OPTION TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

(a)  At every location offering one-stop voting for an election pursuant to G.S. 163-227.2(b) and (g), the county board of elections shall ensure signage is displayed as specified in this Rule, until the deadline for submission of requests for absentee ballots provided in G.S. 163-230.1.

(b)  The County Board of Elections shall provide signage, either designed and authorized by the State Board of Elections, or designed by the County Board of Elections according to the following requirements:

(1)           The signage shall include the following language:

(A)          The following language in type no smaller than 56-point sans serif type: "Notice to voters: Photo identification is not required to vote a mail-in absentee ballot.* A mail-in absentee ballot can be requested here. For a mail-in absentee ballot request form, or for more information and the deadline to request a mail-in absentee ballot, please ask an election official."

(B)          The following language in type no smaller than 28-point sans serif type: "*Although photo identification is not required for mail-in absentee voting generally, some recently-registered voters may be required to provide a copy of document showing proof of residence, or a photo identification, in order to complete verification processes.  If such documentation is required, it would be requested in the instructions accompanying the absentee ballot. For more information, please ask an election official."

(2)           The dimensions of the signage shall be at least 17 inches wide by 22 inches tall.

(c)  The signage shall be displayed at each entrance to the voting site and in a location viewable to voters at the time the voter is at or approaching each check-in table of the voting site.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 163-166.12(b),(b2); 163-227.2(b1),(j); 163-230.1;

Eff. March 1, 2016.