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Chapel Hill, NC – University of North Carolina System Senior Vice President and General Counsel Tom Shanahan today released the following statement on Session Law 2018-144:

“The UNC System office has been working closely with each of our 17 institutions and with the State Board of Elections and General Assembly to determine a path towards approval of student and employee identification cards as accepted forms of Voter ID. We expect each of our 17 institutions will likely send in letters by today’s deadline requesting approval from the State Board of Elections. We are hopeful that the Board will approve those requests and agree with what we believe is both the legislative intent and the legislative requirement for these identification cards. Interim President Roper has made clear that the UNC System remains ironclad in its commitment to enabling our campus communities to vote. We will continue to work with all our partners to ensure there are no barriers for our students and employees at the voting booth.”