The Fair Elections Legal Network signed on to two letters to the U.S. Department of Justice asking DOJ to deny preclearance of New Hampshire laws that will make it more difficult for college students to register and vote. One law creates a new voter ID requirement and the other adds intimidating and incorrect language to voter registration forms.
New Hampshire’s legislature successfully overrode Gov. John Lynch’s vetoes of two election bills that will make it more difficult for Granite State residents to vote. A new photo ID law will require the state’s voters to show a photo ID at the polls or complete an affidavit attesting to their identity. Voters who lack an ID and complete an affidavit will receive a letter from the secretary of state’s office. The names of voters who do not respond or whose letters are returned as undeliverable will be forwarded to the attorney general for investigation.
Today, the Michigan legislature is holding a hearing on the Safe and Fair Elections Initiative that would restrict community-based voter registration, require photo IDs, and require voters to answer a citizenship question in order to vote.
Yesterday the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed an initiative that would make it infinitely harder for students to vote in state by radically redefining “domicile” for voting purposes If the proposal became law, anyone who wants to vote in New Hampshire will first have to register all vehicles in the state and get a New Hampshire driver’s license.