Republicans Pass More Legislation to Disenfranchise Voters

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3375

Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD - Today, in a party line vote of 3-2, Republican members of the Senate Election Law & Municipal Affairs Committee voted to adopt SB 418, a bill that disenfranchises voters at the polls, and effectively adopts provisional ballot voting in New Hampshire. The bill will next go before the full Senate for a vote.


After the vote, Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) issued the following statement:


“This bill is a solution in search of a problem and stands to severely impede voters’ access to the ballot box, despite there being zero evidence of a voter integrity problem in New Hampshire. By adopting provisional ballots and allowing election results to be manipulated as many as 10 days after election day, this bill stands to severely undermine confidence in our elections, particularly with our role as the First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary state, and disenfranchise qualified voters. This bill runs afoul of the Constitution and will impede our ability to get absentee ballots to members of our Armed Forces serving overseas in a timely fashion. This is just one more attempt by Republicans to impose new and unnecessary burdens on voters.”


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