2023 Municipal Elections

New Voter ID Laws

In 2023, you CAN vote whether or not you own an ID:

  • If you don’t own an ID: Ask for the “Photo ID Exception Form” when you go to the polls. Your ballot will count if you properly complete the Photo ID Exception Form.
  • If you own an ID: Bring it with you when you go to vote! 
  • If you forgot your ID at home: Go home and get your ID, then return to vote!
  • For extra caution, don’t vote on a provisional ballot if you DO own an ID!

Accepted IDs for Voting in 2023:

  • NC Drivers License
  • NC Non-driver ID
  • US Passport
  • US Military of Veteran ID
  • Tribal ID
  • NC student ID (with some restrictions)
  • NC Government Employee ID (with some restrictions)
  • Free ID from County Board of Elections
  • Out-of-State Drivers License (only if you registered to vote in NC within 90 days of the election.

Find more information about new voter ID laws, including accepted IDs here.

D4A Candidate Questionnaires

Durham For All requested questionnaires from all candidates in the Mayoral and City Council At Large races. Click on the candidates’ names to see where they stand on affordable housing, living wages, community safety, and more.


Jontae Dunston
DeDreana Freeman
Leonardo Williams
Sylvester Williams
Michael Woodard

Candidates Nicholas Pettiford and Charlita Burress did not submit questionnaire responses.

City Council – At Large

Nate Baker
Shanetta Burris
Javiera Caballero
Jacob Campbell
Monique Holsey-Hyman
Khalilah Karim
Carl Rist
Sherri Rosenthal

Candidates Waldo Fenner, Bonita Green, and Shelia Huggins did not submit questionnaire responses.