Wed March 13, 2013
N.H. House Votes To Reverse Voter Registration Law
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.
Wednesday's 190-149 vote sent a bill to the Senate that changes the voter registration form to remove references to registering motor vehicles and drivers' licensing requirements.
State Rep. Shawn Jasper, a Hudson Republican, argued students should be notified of the requirements if they claim New Hampshire as their legal domicile and residence for voting purposes.
But State Rep. Gary Richardson, a Hopkinton Democrat, said the right to vote has nothing to do with registering a car or getting a driver's license.
A judge put the law on hold last fall before the election and ordered the state to issue new voter registration forms.