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 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.
The law would have required out-of-state students to produce a New Hampshire drivers’ license or other state-approved resident I-D to vote.