Legislators in Concord Thursday heard more than an hour of testimony on a bill that would roll back voter residency restrictions. About 100 people attended the hearing. A measure passed last year, HB 1264, requires New Hampshire voters demonstrate their intent to make the state their principal place of physical presence “to the exclusion of all others.” The new proposed legislation, House Bill 106, would add back four words to the statute “for the indefinite future.” Supporters of the current law said that it will help make sure residents in the state temporarily won't have an effect on local elections. But opponents contend the law disenfranchises college students and other groups who may live in the state for most or all of the year. Dartmouth...
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Lawmakers Hear Testimony On Bill To Roll Back N.H. Voter Residency Rules