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N.H. voter-registration law struck down

A New Hampshire judge has struck down a 2012 law that effectively blocked out-of-state students and others from voting in the state unless they established residency. The law required people registering to vote to sign a statement declaring New Hampshire their domicile and making them subject to such requirements as registering their cars in the state and getting a New Hampshire driver's license. The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, which argued the law would freeze out elibigle voters, received notice Friday that Strafford County Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker had made permanent a preliminary order blocking enforcement of the law. Tucker said the law added language to voter registration forms that was a ''confusing and unreasonable description of [existing] law'' and was ''unduly restrictive.'' (AP)