Supporters of a voting-rights bill said Tuesday that it’s aimed at cutting down on voter fraud, but opponents called it a solution in search of a problem. Senate Bill 3 would change the definition of “domicile” for voting purposes. People living in New Hampshire for 30 days or fewer before an election wouldn’t be able to vote unless they could prove intent to stay longer. Anyone registering within 30 days of an election or on Election Day would have to fill out a form, and if they don’t have proof of residency that meets the bill’s requirements, they would have to present that proof to local officials later.
… Critics of the measure said it would put an undue burden on those who tend to move around a lot, especially lower-income residents, who might not have utility bills or other paperwork to show they reside in New Hampshire.
“Under this bill, if you don’t have those documents, even though you’re constitutionally entitled to vote, or you’re domiciled in New Hampshire, but you don’t have these documents, you’re also deemed on page 13 of the bill to have committed wrongful voting or voter fraud,” said Gilles Bissonnette of the New Hampshire chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
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