Brennan Center for Justice

Smithsonian Institute

Editor's Note:  This article was corrected to reflect the Supreme Court's action regarding the Voting Rights Act. 

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.

As New Hanover County residents head to the polls this election season, a small percentage of them will be choosing a different state senator.  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. 

South Carolina is suing the Department of Justice in a Washington, D.C. district court over its recent rejection of the state’s newly-passed voter ID law.