Groups Rally Against Bill Requiring 30-Day Residency To Vote

Jun 11, 2015

 

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A coalition of civil rights groups, local election authorities and lawmakers are urging Gov. Maggie Hassan to veto a bill requiring people to live in New Hampshire for 30 days before they can register to vote.

The New Hampshire House passed the measure last week and the Senate already adopted a similar law. The Secretary of State's Office also supports the waiting period as a way to prevent "drive-by" voting by people who live out of state.

Groups led by America Votes and the New Hampshire chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union will rally at the statehouse Thursday to push Hassan to veto the measure. She has not yet said whether she supports or opposes the bill.

The groups say the bill is an attack on voting rights.