Judge David Anderson

Judge David Anderson

CONCORD — Officials announced the dates for a two-week bench trial over the 2017 revision to state election laws knows as Senate Bill 3.

The bench trial will take place in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester from Sept. 3-6 and Sept. 9-13.

Last fall, Judge Kenneth Brown issued an injunction to prevent the law from going into effect, but the Supreme Court quickly overruled him, saying it would cause confusion so close to the election.

Brown has since retired, and the case is currently with Judge David Anderson, a nominee of former Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan.

The law, opposed by Democrats and the League of Women Voters, establishes new procedures for voter registration within 30 days of an election or on Election Day.

It requires would-be voters to provide proof of residency.

If people trying to register don’t have the right documents, they have up to 30 days to produce them or they will face penalties for voter fraud including a fine of up to $5,000 and a year in jail.