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  Split NH Supreme Court says voter residency bill is constitutional
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Last EditedRP  Jul 13, 2018 12:41pm
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AuthorJohn DiStaso
News DateFriday, July 13, 2018 06:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSplit 3-2 Thursday, the New Hampshire Supreme Court said in an advisory opinion that a controversial bill tightening voting requirements in the Granite State is constitutional.

The opinion cleared the way for Gov. Chris Sununu to sign House Bill 1264 into law, as he has indicated he would do if the court ruled as it did.

Current law differentiates between those who are domiciled in the state and those who reside in the state, allowing those domiciled in New Hampshire to vote even if they take no other action to become residents. The court majority essentially said that the discrepancy essentially sets up a double standard between current voting laws and other laws involving residency requirements.
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