By HOLLY RAMER
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Two advocacy groups are suing the state over a new law that effectively blocks out-of-state students from voting in New Hampshire unless they establish legal residency in the state.
The New Hampshire chapters of the League of Women Voters and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a petition Wednesday in Strafford County Superior Court on behalf of several students.
The law requires people registering to vote to sign a statement saying they declare New Hampshire their domicile and are subject to laws such as requiring drivers to register their vehicles. In the past, students could vote in New Hampshire while maintaining residency in other states.
The law's supporters argue it simply clarifies that people should vote where they live.
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