NH Senate Votes to Restore Voting Rights, Adopts SB 67

March 28, 2019

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479

Email: Sara.Persechino@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD—Today, the New Hampshire Senate passed SB 67, 14-10. The bill is designed to address concerns with HB 1264, which was enacted in 2018 and changed the definition of “residency” in New Hampshire to omit the phrase “for the indefinite future” and, in doing so, aimed to link this new “residency” standard to the “domicile” standard that is used to determine voter eligibility under New Hampshire law.

Prime sponsor Senator Melanie Levesque (D-Nashua) released the following statement after the vote:

“In today’s mobile society, more students attend college out-of-state and service personnel and medical interns are often stationed for long temporary positions. If they reside in New Hampshire, pay tuition, pay rent, support our local economy and choose to vote in the state they currently reside in, that is their right. Today’s vote in support of SB 67 is critical to restore voting rights for these voters.”

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