Governor Sununu Halts Comprehensive Election Reform

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479

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

CONCORD - Today, Governor Sununu vetoed comprehensive election reform to secure and modernize New Hampshire’s election systems. The bill, HB 1672, would have brought New Hampshire up to speed with online voter registration which has already been enacted in 41 states, and the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), already implemented in 30 states.

After the veto, Senate Election Law and Municipal Affairs Chair Melanie Levesque (D-Brookline) issued the following statement:

“Once again the governor has rejected common sense reform. The measures outlined in HB 1672 have been tested and are proven to ensure better access to free and fair elections. Rather than allowing New Hampshire, a state that prides itself on commitment and participation in the democratic process, to move forward, Sununu has chosen once again to hold up unreliable, antiquated systems that systemically put up roadblocks for new voters. This veto is not surprising given the governor’s history of voter suppression, and strengthens our resolve to continue the fight for New Hampshire voters.”

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