voter ID http://nhpr.org en Student IDs Still Valid At Polls As Lawmakers Approve Compromise http://nhpr.org/post/student-ids-still-valid-polls-lawmakers-approve-compromise <p>New Hampshire students will still be able to use their school-issued IDs to vote after lawmakers approved a modified bill Wednesday.</p><p>Under a law passed last year, student IDs would no longer have been valid at polls starting this fall. But lawmakers are rolling back that provision, allowing New Hampshire-based school IDs as proof of identity.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:00:35 +0000 Todd Bookman 30189 at http://nhpr.org Revisiting Voter ID http://nhpr.org/post/revisiting-voter-id <p>Today on The Exchange, revisiting New Hampshire's Voter ID laws. With stricter ID provisions ready to kick in at the polls this September, a new house bill looks to pull back on these requirements. Supporters cite disproportionate toll on certain groups of voters, such as minorities and the elderly, while opponents voice concerns about potential fraud. We're talking to both sides of this issue, taking place not only in the Granite State, but states across the country.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 25787 at http://nhpr.org Revisiting Voter ID On The Political Front For March 18 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-march-18 <p>Some key votes are coming up within a busy House docket: the tobacco tax increase, expected to pass, but at less than the Governor's proposed level; freezing the second phase of the Voter ID law, halting provisions set to take effect this fall that would eliminate some of the current acceptable forms of identification, namely college students' school IDs; a change of the "Stand Your Ground" law, reinstating the requirement that people make an effort to retreat before using deadly force.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:33:21 +0000 Josh Rogers 23870 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For March 18 N.H. House Votes To Reverse Voter Registration Law http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-votes-reverse-voter-registration-law <p>The House has voted to change a voter registration law that will make it clear that out-of-state college students have a right to vote in New Hampshire. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:51:39 +0000 Associated Press 23639 at http://nhpr.org Democratic Lawmakers Seek To Repeal N.H. Voter ID Law http://nhpr.org/post/democratic-lawmakers-seek-repeal-nh-voter-id-law <p></p><p>A group of Democratic lawmakers want to repeal the voter ID requirements implemented under Republican leadership.</p><p>Current law requires that voters be asked for photo identification at the polls, but does not require they have one to cast a ballot.</p><p>In elections this year, people who wanted to vote but did not have ID had to sign an affidavit.</p><p>Proponents argue the measure helps to prevent voter fraud, but Tim Horrigan, a Durham Democrat, says there is no evidence that a problem exists.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Michael Brindley 18947 at http://nhpr.org Democratic Lawmakers Seek To Repeal N.H. Voter ID Law State Begins Tabulating Cost Of Voter ID Law http://nhpr.org/post/state-begins-tabulating-cost-voter-id-law <p>The <a href="http://sos.nh.gov/">Secretary of State’s Office</a> says the first Election Day under the new <a href="http://sos.nh.gov/voterid.aspx">Voter ID law</a> was a low-cost success story.&nbsp; But over the next few months, those costs will rise.</p><p>But how much money the state will have to pay to implement and enforce the Voter ID law is still an open question.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:00:30 +0000 Amanda Loder 17279 at http://nhpr.org State Begins Tabulating Cost Of Voter ID Law Everything You Need To Know About Voter ID (Plus Some) http://nhpr.org/post/everything-you-need-know-about-voter-id-plus-some <p>Today, everyone who goes to the polls will be asked to show a photo-ID in order to vote. This is the second &nbsp;step in a phased in process instituting voter ID’s over the next few election cycles. The process began with the primary in September when poll workers asked to see an ID but let voters cast a ballot regardless of whether they produced one or not.</p><p>Today poll workers will ask for an ID, and anyone who does not have one will have to sign “a qualified voter affidavit” stating,</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 22:48:21 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 16260 at http://nhpr.org Everything You Need To Know About Voter ID (Plus Some) After Dry-Run, State Gears Up For First Voter ID Election http://nhpr.org/post/after-dry-run-state-gears-first-voter-id-election <p>The State’s election officials are gearing up for Election Day, preparing voters and town workers to implement the state’s new voter ID law.</p><p>Back in September, the new law required poll workers to ask for an ID during the primary. The idea was to start educating voters, even though it wasn’t required to vote.</p><p>The Secretary of State’s office says around 6.5% of voters either didn’t have an ID, or refused to show one in protest of the new law.</p><blockquote><p><em>Delaney: Obviously it’s a sensitive issue.</em></p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 20:05:59 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 16092 at http://nhpr.org After Dry-Run, State Gears Up For First Voter ID Election Free Voter Identification Cards Now Available http://nhpr.org/post/free-voter-identification-cards-now-available <p></p><p>If you show up to vote on November 6<sup>th</sup>, election officials will, for the first time in New Hampshire, ask for identification. Voters can show a driver’s license, military ID, student ID or a passport.</p><p>For those without an ID, the state is now ready to distribute a free voter ID card, says David Scanlan, Deputy Secretary of State.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 20:19:48 +0000 Todd Bookman 14374 at http://nhpr.org What The Future Looks Like For Voter ID Laws http://nhpr.org/post/what-future-looks-voter-id-laws <p>For the first time, Granite State voters will be expected to show photo ID at the polls in November.&nbsp; New Hampshire now one of eleven states that require or request photo identification to cast a ballot.&nbsp;</p><p>But that number continues to change. In Pennsylvania, for example, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/03/us/pennsylvania-judge-delays-implementation-of-voter-id-law.html?_r=2&amp;emc=tnt&amp;tntemail0=y&amp;" target="_blank">a judge recently halted parts of that state’s strict photo ID law</a>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:24:04 +0000 Brady Carlson 14205 at http://nhpr.org What The Future Looks Like For Voter ID Laws Gardner Weighs In On Voter ID Law http://nhpr.org/post/gardner-weighs-voter-id-law <p>New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner has weighed in on the state's new voter registration law, saying "it cannot be" that non-residents can somehow claim domicile for voting purposes only. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:14:02 +0000 Associated Press 14189 at http://nhpr.org Pres. Clinton Criticizes N.H. Voter ID Law http://nhpr.org/post/pres-clinton-criticizes-nh-voter-id-law <p>Former President Bill Clinton is telling college students in the battleground state of New Hampshire that they have the right to vote either where they attend school or at home. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:45:15 +0000 Associated Press 14105 at http://nhpr.org Pres. Clinton Criticizes N.H. Voter ID Law N.H. Court Hears Challenge To Voter Registration Law http://nhpr.org/post/nh-court-hears-challenge-voter-registration-law <p>A Strafford County judge is hearing from advocacy groups suing the state over a new law that effectively blocks out-of-state students from voting in New Hampshire. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:09:17 +0000 Associated Press 13203 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire’s New Voter ID Law http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-s-new-voter-id-law <p>The U.S. Justice Department recently approved our law requiring photo identification when voting. Although you don't need it for today's votings, we'll look at what to expect, and how the requirements will change over time.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 12658 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire’s New Voter ID Law Voter ID Problem? There's an App for That. http://nhpr.org/post/voter-id-problem-theres-app <p><span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: "Arial", "sans-serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;'>Last week, the Justice Department<a href="http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/05/13683054-justice-dept-approves-new-hampshire-voter-id-law?lite"> approved </a>New Hampshire's new law requiring voters to present a valid photo&nbsp;ID at the polls, or to sign an affidavit attesting to their identity in order to vote. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:35:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 12596 at http://nhpr.org Voter ID Problem? There's an App for That.