North Carolina Voter ID Bill http://whqr.org en Election Law Changes: Photo ID Not Required this Year, But Poll Workers Will Ask the Question http://whqr.org/post/election-law-changes-photo-id-not-required-year-poll-workers-will-ask-question <p></p><p>When voters go to the polls in the upcoming May primary, they will encounter a new process.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:19:10 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 50623 at http://whqr.org Election Law Changes: Photo ID Not Required this Year, But Poll Workers Will Ask the Question Voter ID Bill Could Mean More Restrictions in Local Elections http://whqr.org/post/voter-id-bill-could-mean-more-restrictions-local-elections <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:&nbsp; This article was corrected to reflect the Supreme Court's action regarding the Voting Rights Act.&nbsp; </em></strong></p><p>The newly passed Voter ID Bill stands to change the nature of Election Days across the state. Strict voter ID requirements, prohibition of provisional ballots, the elimination of same-day registration and a shortened early voting period mean North Carolinians will have to be more vigilant about the rules to cast their ballots. And that's not necessarily all--we could see changes at the local level, too.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:56:44 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 41693 at http://whqr.org Voter ID Bill Could Mean More Restrictions in Local Elections Civil Rights Groups Sue in Response to NC Voter ID Bill's Changes to Early Voting http://whqr.org/post/civil-rights-groups-sue-response-nc-voter-id-bills-changes-early-voting <p>Since Governor McCrory signed the Voter ID Bill into law on Monday, three civil rights groups have filed lawsuits. They challenge new requirements for state-issued IDs, elimination of same-day registration--and an early voting period that will be shortened by seven days. Critics of the bill say the latter in particular will cut off voting opportunities for hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians—particularly minorities. About 64 percent of New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County citizens voted early in the 2012 election.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:47:37 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 41572 at http://whqr.org Civil Rights Groups Sue in Response to NC Voter ID Bill's Changes to Early Voting