Brennan Center for Justice http://whqr.org en 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 Wilmington minority voting bloc part of SD 8; experts weigh opportunity or disenfranchisement http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-minority-voting-bloc-part-sd-8-experts-weigh-opportunity-or-disenfranchisement <p></p><p>As New Hanover County residents head to the polls this election season, a small percentage of them will be choosing a different state senator.&nbsp; WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn takes a closer look at how the latest round of redistricting could affect one small Wilmington neighborhood that now has Brunswick, Bladen and Pender County residents as fellow constituents.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:15:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 26718 at http://whqr.org Wilmington minority voting bloc part of SD 8; experts weigh opportunity or disenfranchisement New study says South Carolina voter ID law could prevent thousands from voting in November http://whqr.org/post/new-study-says-south-carolina-voter-id-law-could-prevent-thousands-voting-november <p>South Carolina is suing the Department of Justice in a Washington, D.C. district court over its recent rejection of the state&rsquo;s newly-passed voter ID law.&nbsp; Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:04:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 20810 at http://whqr.org New study says South Carolina voter ID law could prevent thousands from voting in November