CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A bill that would require New Hampshire voters to show photo identification at the polls has been vetoed by Gov. John Lynch.
Under the bill, a wide range of identification would be acceptable this fall - including student IDs - but in later elections, only driver's licenses, state-issued non-driver's identification cards, passports or military IDs would be allowed. Those who don't have photo identification would sign an affidavit and be photographed by an election official.
Lynch says he would have been OK with a bill that stuck with allowing many types of IDs to be used, but the final version is far more restrictive than necessary.
Supporters say the requirements would minimize the potential for fraud. Lynch says the affidavit provision would cause confusion and slow the voting process.
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