Informative Event Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Educates Community on Voter ID Laws for 2024 Election Season

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Community members gathered at North Hills Elementary School on Tuesday evening for an informative event on voter ID laws in anticipation of the upcoming 2024 election season. Hosted by the Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, this event aimed to educate attendees and address any questions or concerns they may have regarding the voter ID law reinstatement.

Reinstated for the first statewide election since its implementation, the voter ID law provides essential guidelines that voters must be aware of. According to Tim Tsujii, director of the Forsyth County Board of Elections, voters should familiarize themselves with the types of acceptable IDs for polling places and the specific requirements related to voter ID. While many individuals present their North Carolina driver’s license as a photo ID, other valid options include a US passport, College ID, or military card.

Tsujii further highlighted the importance of adhering to certain criteria during the voting process, including an expiration requirement for IDs. Poll workers are responsible for ensuring that the ID photo resembles the voter and that the name on the ID matches the registered voter’s information.

The panel at this event included Tim Tsujii, retired district judge Denise Hartsfield, Linda Sutton from Democracy NC, and Dr. Keith Vereen, president of Winston-Salem’s Minister’s Conference. Dr. Vereen emphasized the significant role that churches and faith-based organizations play in motivating individuals to vote. He shared his recent experiences of parishioners expressing concerns about choosing the right candidates and their dedication to protecting their interests. Recognizing the importance of these voices, Dr. Vereen emphasized the significance of active participation in the democratic process.

Participants were given the opportunity to ask questions after the panel discussion. Topics ranged from motivating young people to vote to effective strategies for encouraging voter engagement. Tiffany Seawright, director of Leadership and Civic Engagement at North Carolina A&T State University, challenged attendees to reach out to at least five college students and encourage them to cast their vote.

As the 2024 elections draw closer, events like these provide valuable information and foster a sense of community engagement. By raising awareness and addressing concerns surrounding voter ID laws, organizers and panelists aim to ensure that every eligible citizen can fully exercise their right to vote. To access a comprehensive voter ID guide, visit the provided link.

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