A bill has been passed by the New Hampshire state Senate that would require voters to reside in the state for 30 days before becoming eligible to vote. Senate Bill 179 was passed by the Republican-controlled state Senate in a party-line vote, and is currently in committee in the House. New Hampshire law currently permits same-day voter registration. The legislation would amend the way the state defines “domicile” to require that a voter reside in the Granite State for “no less than 30 consecutive days” before they become eligible to cast a ballot.
… Opponents of the bill argue that a 30-day residency requirement restricts voting rights. “Once again, when New Hampshire Republicans can’t win on the issues, they seek to disenfranchise voters,” Ray Buckley, the chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, told the Union Leader. “Granite Staters will not stand for these blatantly partisan attempts to make it harder for New Hampshire citizens to cast a ballot.”
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, few states allow same-day voter registration, and most require that voters register by a deadline preceding an election, “with most falling between eight and 30 days before the election.”
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