CONCORD – House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline) offered the following statement on the Governor’s veto of SB179, relative to eligibility to vote in New Hampshire.
The bill passed the House, as amended, by a vote of 211-145 on June 3rd, and the Senate concurred with the House on June 4th.
House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline)
“Governor Hassan’s veto further delays our ability to implement reasonable clarifications in our election laws and ensure ballots cast in New Hampshire elections are cast by duly qualified people. Our citizens should have a reasonable expectation that their vote will not be cancelled out by temporary visitors. With the New Hampshire presidential primary less than a year away, the eyes of the nation are on us. Under our existing laws our doors are still technically open for people with little intent on staying here to participate in that primary. That seems unfair to most people, and it’s unfair to the process we hold so dear.”