N.H. Lawmakers Reviewing Voter Registration Bills

Jan 25, 2018

N.H. lawmakers are reviewing several bills on voter registration in 2018.
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  New Hampshire's newest voter registration law is still tied up in court, but lawmakers are considering several additional proposals on the often controversial topic of voting.

Proponents of such measures argue they are trying to restore confidence in elections, while opponents say the goal is to prevent certain groups of people, such as college students, from voting.

The House Election Law Committee is holding public hearings on several bills Thursday. One of them says college enrollment alone is not enough to entitle students to claim the state as their domicile for voting purposes.

Another bill would change the definition of resident, while a third would require election officials to give information about motor vehicle laws that apply to residents to voters who use out-of-state driver's licenses as identification.