North Country
8:52 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

How North Country Legislators Voted on Voter ID Bill

Sen. John Gallus, a Republican from Berlin, was one of six senators who voted against a voter-identification bill.

 Nevertheless on Wednesday SB 289 passed 17-6.

In the House it passed 255 – 103 with 10 North Country representatives voting in favor of it.

Five voted against and one was excused from voting.

As The Associated Press reported: “New Hampshire voters would be required to show photo identification at the polls starting next year under a compromise bill approved by the House and Senate.

“The bill approved Wednesday essentially calls for starting with what the Senate had proposed, followed by the House.

“That means a wide range of identification would be acceptable this fall -- including student IDs -- but in later elections, only driver's licenses, state-issued non-driver's identification cards, passports or military IDs would be allowed. Those who don't have photo identification would sign an affidavit and be photographed by an election official.”

Gov. Lynch must still sign the bill.

Here are the North Country representatives who voted in favor of the bill:

* Lyle Bulis (Republican) of Littleton

* Duffy Daugherty (Republican) of Colebrook.

* Stephanie Eaton (Republican) of Littleton

* Edmond Gionet (Republican) of Lincoln.

* Larry Rappaport (Republican) of Colebrook.

* William Remick (Republican) of Lancaster

* Herb Richardson (Republican) of Lancaster

* Gregory Sorg (Republican) of Easton.

* John Tholl (Republican) of Whitefield

* Marc Tremblay (Republican) of Berlin

Here are the North Country representatives who voted against the bill:

* Gary Coulombe (Democrat) of Berlin

* William Hatch (Democrat) of Gorham

* Evalyn Merrick (Democrat) of Lancaster

* Robert Theberge (Democrat) of Berlin

* Yvonne Thomas (Democrat) of Berlin

Here is the North Country representative who was excused from voting:

* Kathleen Taylor (Democrat) of Franconia