- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - An upstate New York village is getting a monitor to review a village’s voter registration challenges.

The Wall Street Journal reports (https://on.wsj.com/1SrTW0J ) that a federal judge approved a settlement on Monday. The Sullivan County Board of Elections and the plaintiffs of a lawsuit must now agree on who will monitor the village of Bloomingburg’s voter registration challenges for the next five years.

A group of Hasidic registered voters sued the board last year saying it targeted Hasidic and Orthodox voters when the board tried to cancel more than 150 residents’ registrations. The board had questioned whether the voters were actually living there.

Bloomingburg has 420 residents and its Hasidic Jewish population has increased in recent years.

A village attorney says the monitor should benefit both the county and voters.

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Information from: The Wall Street Journal, https://www.wsj.com

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