New Hampshire Voter Registration Law Provision Struck Down
Part of the new voter registration law that is officially being enacted in November was recently changed by Strafford County Superior Court Judge John Lewis. He ordered the state to remove a section from the voter registration forms that forced voters to declare that they are residents of the State of New Hampshire and subject to all laws that apply to residents before being allowed to register to vote.
Opponents of the declaration were concerned that the wording would be confusing and deter legal voters from registering. NH State Law says that anyone who maintains a domicile here-including college students- are able to vote in our elections. You do not have to have the intention of living here for the rest of your life to be eligible to vote. Apparently the wording also made it sound as though registering to vote obligates a person to register a vehicle and obtain a driver's license.
This sounds like a good change to me. I don't see why college students shouldn't be allowed to vote in our state if they live here, even temporarily, and I'm certainly not interested in signing my rights away in order to be able to vote.
What do you think of the new voter registration laws?