Senate Effort to Restore Voting Rights, SB 67, Passes NH House of Representatives

May 23, 2019

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479

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

CONCORD—Today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed SB 67, 215-138. SB 67 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 so doing, 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 term 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 House vote in support of SB 67 is critical to restoring voting rights for these voters, and I urge Governor Sununu to carefully consider this important legislation.”

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