Category: Politics and Political Process

HB 183 (2015) relative to voter registration forms.

House/Senate Bill: NH House

Description: Removes language from the voter registration form that suggests a voter who claims domicile must also have a New Hampshire driver's license. A voter must claim domicile, but not residency, to vote. Residency requires a New Hampshire driver's license, etc. The voter registration form currently reads, "In declaring New Hampshire as my domicile, I am subject to the laws of the state of New Hampshire which apply to all residents, including laws requiring a driver to register a motor vehicle and apply for a New Hampshire's driver's license within 60 days of becoming a resident." Some Democrats argue this wording is intended to discourage out-of-state college students from voting in New Hampshire.

Bill Sponsor: Dick Marston

Bill Co Sponsor: John A Mullen, Jr. , Joseph Lachance , Sharon Carson

Next Hearing Date: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information

Next Voting Date: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information

Bill Status

Interim Study
Passed House Committee: Yes
Passed House: Yes
Passed Senate Committee: No
Passed Senate: No
Signed by Governor: No

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