House Republicans Praise Signing of SB418

Members of the House Election Law Committee released the following joint statement after Governor Sununu signed SB418, relative to verification of voter affidavits.

House Election Law Chair Barbara Griffin (R-Goffstown)

“SB418 continues to allow anyone who comes to the polling location on Election Day to cast a ballot. This bill does not address citizenship, it addresses positive identification, a requirement in voting which has been upheld as legal across the country. This is a meaningful verification of that identification within seven days of the election.”

“The Secretary of State’s office has indicated this bill contains adequate time to deal with the issuance of military and overseas ballots and that this bill would have no effect on getting those to voters in time. I applaud Governor Sununu for signing this important piece of legislation.”

Rep. Ross Berry (R-Manchester) 

“The problem with our elections is that New Hampshire voters are rapidly losing confidence in them. Here in the state of New Hampshire, there is absolutely nothing required of you to vote. This bill addresses those people who are showing up to the polling location on Election Day who are not registered to vote and who are registering to vote with nothing. I thank Governor Sununu for signing this bill which will increase voter turnout and give people a system they can have faith in.”

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