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NH House to vote on compromise voter ID bill

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a proposal preventing tighter regulations in the state's voter identification law from taking effect.

The House votes this week on compromise legislation that still requires voters to show photo ID before obtaining a ballot, but allows the wide range of IDs - including student IDs - that were allowed during the 2012 election.

The bill also prevents the next phase of the current law from taking effect, requiring election officials to photograph voters without identification and restrict acceptable identification to driver's licenses, state-issued identification cards, passports or military IDs.

The bill would still let people without identification vote if they sign an affidavit. At issue are the cost of verifying the identity of those who sign affidavits and whether the changes frustrate the law's intent.

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