“Bill repealing GOP election-law changes headed for Sununu’s desk”

New Hampshire Union Leader:

The effort by Democratic majorities in the state Legislature to rollback changes to election laws passed by Republicans last year continued on Thursday, as the Senate approved a House-passed bill regarding the definition of residence for voting purposes (HB 106).

Like most election-related bills, the measure passed along party lines, 14-10, with all Republicans opposed. If signed into law, it would repeal a bill passed last year, HB 1264.

“The most serious concern with HB 1264 is that it links the act of registering to vote with the obligations to register your vehicle and obtain a New Hampshire driver’s license, both of which can be very expensive for college students and will create a burden attached to voting that will turn some away from the polls,” said Sen. Tom Sherman, D-Rye, in introducing the bill.


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