Senate Democratic Leader Commends NH Supreme Court Ruling on SB 3

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3207

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


CONCORD – Today, in a vote of 4-0, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that SB 3 was in violation of the New Hampshire constitution. Enacted in July of 2017, SB 3 put up barriers for college students wishing to participate in their local elections by amending New Hampshire’s voter registration laws pertaining to proof of domicile.


Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) issued the following statement in response to the decision:


“The right to vote is sacred, and must be protected. Particularly now, as voting rights are being challenged across the nation and anti-voter bills continue to be worked on in our legislature, we must do everything we can to ensure safe, modern, and accessible elections for every Granite Stater regardless of their age, zip code, or color. We are grateful for the reasoned, thoughtful decision of the New Hampshire Supreme Court that led to today’s protection of our democracy.”


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