Election Law Amendment Passes Senate Election Law and Municipal Affairs Committee

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479

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

CONCORD - Yesterday, the Senate Election Law and Municipal Affairs Committee passed an amendment to HB 1627-FN, titled the Coronavirus Election Protection Act of 2020.

After the committee vote, the amendment’s sponsor, Senator Melanie Levesque (D-Brookline), issued the following statement:

“Ensuring fair and accessible elections to every eligible New Hampshire voter is of critical importance. The coronavirus pandemic has caused us to take a hard look at our election systems and find ways to focus on both the public health and safety precautions that will need to be in place during the cycle and accessibility needs that will need to be put in place for future elections. It is of everyone’s interest that we do everything in our power to protect public health, ensure free and fair elections, and work with our local election officials as New Hampshire continues to passionately participate in our democracy.”

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