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Judge orders changes to NH voter registration

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CONCORD, N.H. -

A portion of the New Hampshire's new voter ID law has been thrown out by a judge.

Part of it required new voters to agree to get a New Hampshire license and register their vehicle in the state. Some feared it would block out-of-state students from voting.

The judge ordered the state to change voter registration forms before the November election. College Democrats at Dartmouth College say the judge's decision is a big win.

"A lot of students do not drive here. They don't necessarily know what they are doing after graduation. So, by removing language that says you have to go out of your way to change driver's license, get your car registered here, making it more simple to vote, I think it is really going to easy up some of the confusion that we have been getting," said Mason Cole, president of the College Democrats.

Opponents of the ruling say the decision shifts power to out-of-staters who only vote in New Hampshire because it's a battleground state.

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