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Governor Sununu Signs Irresponsible Election Legislation into Law

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3207

CONCORD – Last week, Governor Chris Sununu signed SB 89 into law. While the original language of the bill contained language allowing cities and towns to participate in partial pre-processing of absentee ballots, this crucial measure was stripped out by House Republicans.


Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) and Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka (D-Portsmouth) issued the following statement in response:


“SB 89 as signed into law by Governor Sununu does nothing to support our local election officials. Instead, this irresponsible legislation creates the possibility for New Hampshire to have to run double elections, needlessly creating duplicative work for state and local election officials, significantly driving up election costs, and leaving local property taxpayers to foot the bill. Particularly after the most successful election in our state’s history, despite the challenges of a global pandemic, we should be listening to our local election officials, not creating more work in the name of partisan talking points.”


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