Elections 2012
5:03 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

N.H. Court: New Voter Registration Law On Hold

In a 3-2 decision, New Hampshire's Supreme Court has sided with a lower court judge and left a new voter registration law on hold.

The high court said the state did not prove the lower court erred in leaving the old law in effect pending resolution of the case. The ruling clears the way for out-of-state college students to continue to vote in New Hampshire.

Students traditionally have been allowed to declare the state their home without holding legal residency, which involves an intent to stay for an extended period of time.

But under a law passed this year, new voters would have been required to sign a statement saying they declare New Hampshire their home and are subject to laws that apply to all residents.

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