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Verification is conducted when the voters fill out the required paper work, but does the current process go far enough?
Mecklenburg County Elections Supervisor Michael Dickerson says two questions on the state forms allow his office to move forward.
"It asks for your last four digits of your social security number and your North Carolina drivers license number. If you provide that on there then we can verify the process before your vote, Dickerson said."
For the second time since 2011, Republican law makers in Raleigh want to make state issued photo ID's mandatory, when voters show up at the polls.
Critics contend that it disenfranchises groups like the homeless, and Michael Pugh who stays at the uptown men's shelter says circumstances make it hard to play by the rules.
" A lot of guys don't have the state ID's. They go through situations where people steal they're stuff here because of the setting we're in. Nobody has anything, "Pugh said." So everybody is trying to get up on everybody else. A lot of us don't have Id's and it takes time to get ID's.
State Representative David Lewis of Harnett County is bracing for a firestorm.
He said, "We get that you don't like it, but give us your input on how we can make it the best bill it can be."
While Republican legislators in Raleigh announced they want public debate, a quick response came from Durham Mayor Bill Bell.
"It's not needed and it's not been proven that there's a need for it," Bell said.
Back in Charlotte, Dickerson will continue taking his cues from Raleigh.
"If that's what they want us to administer. That's fine. We'll be happy to, and we'll process it any make it work the best way we can for the voters of Mecklenburg County."
During 2011, a voter ID bill was passed, but Governor Beverly Perdue did not sign it into law.
Governor Pat McCrory supports the bill and is expected to put his signature on it.