Here's a quick overview, per NPR:
This week, North Carolina's governor signed a new law requiring a state-approved photo ID to cast a vote in a polling place and shortening the period for early voting. The move comes just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which had required large parts of the state to get federal approval before changing voting laws.
Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, says the new law will protect the state from voter fraud. Critics say it reverses crucial reforms designed to help protect the rights of African-Americans, young people and the poor.
NPR's Ailsa Chang visited rural areas of North Carolina to report on how the changes could affect poor minority voters who live there.
If left unchallenged, this policy will ultimately have a deeper impact in the state's rural counties; and per her journalism it's easy to see why. Ms. Chang does a terrific job supporting listeners in developing a sense of empathy for what it means to be a newly disenfranchised voter in Bertie County, NC. Her story is well worth a listen.