A state judge says the Massachusetts law that requires people to register to vote 20 says before an election is unconstitutional.
The Suffolk Superior Court judge's ruling came in a lawsuit filed by voting rights groups. It says that the restriction placed by the law denies qualified citizens the right to vote.
The judge rejects the state's argument that removing the 20 day deadline would place burdens on local election officials.
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