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Thu October 4, 2012
Gardner Weighs In On Voter ID Law
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.
Gardner submitted an affidavit Wednesday as the state Supreme Court prepares to hear a dispute over the law. It was passed by the Legislature over Gov. John Lynch's veto.
It requires new voters to sign a statement saying they declare New Hampshire their domicile and are subject to laws that apply to all residents, including laws requiring drivers to register cars and get a New Hampshire driver's license.
Gardner said all relevant statutes require domicile in the state and a current intent to remain. He said to suggest there's a separate definition of "domicile" for voting purposes is wrong.
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