The short answer is no. Only persons voting in person must show ID.
From the comments to this post showing differences by party of same day registration/voting as compared to absentee via mail voting was the following comment (shown in full):
It could be argued, of course, that the Obama vote totals in both â€™08 and â€™12 were unjustly enriched from a no-ID policy, if one believes that matching an ID to the vote is an appropriate regulation in a democratic system. The new law, in this view, would correct the â€œover-voteâ€ for that candidate.
Iâ€™d be interested in knowing whether the presentation of an ID in order to obtain or register a mail-in ballot is a requirement under the new law.
Answering the question but skipping the evidence-free innuendo, the only form of voting under the new North Carolina election law that does not require an ID to be shown to someone to legally vote is absentee mail voting. From the text of the H589: Continue Reading…