CIVIL LIBERTIES GROUPS PETITION TO BLOCK ENFORCEMENT OF VOTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT

Some civil liberties groups are petitioning a state court to block enforcement of a requirement that voters in New York State register 25 days before an election.The New York Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a request for a preliminary injunction in their ongoing lawsuit against the New York state Board of Elections, arguing that the 25-day cut-off left about 93,000 New Yorkers unable to vote in the 2016 presidential election because they registered after the deadline.