Last month, we let you know about the new requirements for a photo ID to vote in North Carolina, told you where you can get eligible IDs, and said that at some point in the future you’d be able to get a free photo ID at the Orange County Board of Elections

Well, that time is now. As first reported by the News & Observer, you can get free photo IDs at every county Board of Elections office. We’ve checked with the Orange County Board of Elections and they are available there as well. You can walk in during their normal business hours, 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday, at their offices at 208 S. Cameron St, Hillsborough. You’ll need to provide your name, date of birth, and last four digits of your Social Security number.

For now, you’ll need to go to the Board of Election offices, but we’ll let you know if they host any photo ID sessions off-site. Don’t live in Orange County? Find your local county Board of Elections office here.

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Geoff Green, AICP lives in Chapel Hill. In his day job he's a practicing urban planner; in his spare time he rides his electric bike around town and advocates for improved facilities so that everyone can...