The trial for a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's photo voter ID law has been rescheduled for spring, potentially impacting the state's November general election.

Originally filed over five years ago, the lawsuit against North Carolina's photo voter ID mandate, set to affect the upcoming fall elections, has had its trial date moved to May 6. The outcome of this nonjury trial, overseen by Judge Loretta Biggs, could influence the requirement for voter identification in the nation’s ninth-largest state, which has significant races including those for governor and attorney general. Despite previous delays, the trial timing is critical as courts are cautious about altering voting rules close to elections.