On Tuesday, the North Carolina Board of Elections reviewed voting changes in Watauga County that some people believe will make it harder for college students to vote.
The Republican-controlled board on Tuesday will hear appeals of rulings made by elections boards in Watauga and Pasquotank counties.
The Watauga County Elections Board eliminated an early voting site and Election Day precinct at Appalachian State.
The Pasquotank board barred an Elizabeth City State University student from running for city council, ruling his on-campus address can't be used to establish residency. That ruling could set precedent to challenge the voter registrations of more students at the historically black college.
Voting rights advocates say the moves signal a statewide effort by Republicans to discourage turnout among young voters considered more likely to support Democrats.