House Leaders Comment on Governor’s Veto of Voter Forms Law

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) and House Majority Leader Pete Silva (R-Nashua) today offered the following comments in response to news that Governor Lynch vetoed Senate Bill 318, modifying voter registration to pre-2007 forms, which makes clear to voters that only domiciled New Hampshire citizens can vote in our elections.

House Speaker William O’Brien

“No explanation beyond a desire for non-New Hampshire voters to participate in New Hampshire elections can adequately explain why the Governor chose to veto this reasonable bill that merely makes clear that in order to vote in New Hampshire one must be a resident of New Hampshire. I call upon the candidates for Governor—Republicans and Democrats alike—to show they stand for integrity in our elections by expressing their support of these voter reform laws.”

House Majority Leader Pete Silva

“There is no reason we shouldn’t be informing voters that they can only be domiciled in one place and can only vote in one city, town or state in a given election. Providing more information and transparency in our voting process can only help to deter those who really should not be voting in a particular town from doing so and minimize the occurrences of voter fraud here.”