New flyers available to explain changes to state election laws
July 24. 2012 9:07PM
CONCORD - State election laws have changed for the upcoming primary and general elections.
The League of Women Voters of New Hampshire has produced two flyers explaining what voters will need to know to vote.
'We're concerned that people will believe that they can't vote if they don't have a photo ID. That is not the case, even with the new law,' said Liz Tentarelli, co-president of the league's state chapter.
'Every New Hampshire citizen, 18 or over, has the right to vote and will be able to vote in the Sept. 11 state primary and the Nov. 6 general and presidential election.'
Under the law passed this session, voters may be asked for photo identification during the September primary, but voters do not have to show one to vote.
However, for the November general election, voters will have to provide photo identification to vote or sign a challenged voter affidavit if they do not have acceptable photo identification.
'The bottom line is that every New Hampshire citizen over 18 can vote this fall,' Tentarelli said.
Lawmakers also changed the voter registration law, which now links a person's voting address with their car registration and license.
'The only real change voters will see in the voter registration law is additional wording we believe is targeted at students and meant to scare them away from voting,' Tentarelli said. 'We will be working closely with other organizations and individuals over the next few months to ensure that every eligible citizen - college students included - is able to vote.'
The flyers are available on the LWVNH website: www.lwvnh.org/Elections.html.