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Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People
meetings are every
4th Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.,
virtually for now.
The goal of this very important sub-committee is to constantly maintain involvement in voter education, registration, mobilization, and recruitment of qualified candidates in an effort to bring about the election of persons who are sensitive and responsive to the concerns of the Black community. This committee shall also analyze data and develop activities to promote more expansive political involvement.
NC Real ID Requirements
(You do not need Real ID to vote!)
Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, federal agencies will enforce the REAL ID Act, which requires a REAL ID, U.S. passport or another federally approved identification to board commercial flights and enter secure federal buildings.
Please note: If your driver's license or state-issued ID expired on or after March 1, 2020, and you are unable to renew at your state driver’s license agency, you may still use it as acceptable identification at the checkpoint. Due to the affects of COVID-19, the Transportation Security Administration will accept expired driver’s licenses or state-issued ID a year after expiration.
The N.C. REAL ID is a REAL ID Act-compliant driver license that is just like a traditional license or ID but has a star at the top. Driver licenses and IDs without a gold star are noted "Not for Federal Identification."
N.C. REAL ID Is Completely Optional
You do not need a REAL ID driver license or identification card to do any of the following:
Apply for or receive federal benefits (e.g., Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, etc.)
Enter a federal facility that does not require an ID (e.g., a post office)
Access a hospital or receive life-saving services
Participate in law enforcement proceedings or investigations (e.g., serve on a federal jury, testify in federal court, etc.)
A REAL ID, however, might be helpful for anyone who frequently:
Boards a commercial airplane
Visits nuclear sites
Visits military bases
Visits federal courthouses, federal prisons or other federal facilities
An individual without a REAL ID or U.S. passport may still be able to board flights or make visits to the facilities mentioned above, but they may have to provide additional documentation with their traditional license or ID.
Getting an N.C. REAL ID
Even though the federal law is not effective until Oct. 1, 2021, anyone can get a REAL ID now.
To do so, visit an N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles driver license office with the required acceptable documentation:
One document (with full name) proving identity and date of birth
One document (with full name and full Social Security Number) confirming Social Security number
Two documents (with current physical address) proving North Carolina residency
For non-U.S. citizens, one document (with full name) proving legal presence/lawful status
If applicable, one or more documents verifying any name change
Click here for acceptable documents.