Judge Says Proof Of Residency Not Needed To Vote

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A New Hampshire judge has blocked a law in his state that would require proof of residency when registering to vote.

Senate Bill 3 calls for “would-be voters to provide proof of residency, other than the voter affidavit they had been required to sign,” according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.


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Judge Kenneth Brown suspended the implementation of the bill, writing in his decision that it “threatens to disenfranchise an individual’s right to vote.”

“SB3’s forms are drafted in a manner that makes them confusing, hard to navigate and comply with, and difficult to complete in a timely manner,” Brown wrote.

The bill was signed into law last year by Gov. Chris Sununu (R), who said the ruling was “not unexpected.”

“SB3 is a modest change to our election laws that does nothing more than ensure that all those who register to vote present valid identification,” he said. “I am confident that SB 3 will ultimately be upheld.”

 

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