Carve out for student voters clears New Hampshire Senate

Published: Mar. 28, 2019 at 1:26 PM EDT
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New Hampshire Democrats are continuing their push to reverse voter registration laws they claim disenfranchise college students.

A law that takes effect in July will end the state's distinction between domicile and residency for voting purposes, which means out-of-state college students who vote in New Hampshire would also be subject to residency requirements such as getting New Hampshire driver's licenses or registering their cars. But the Senate passed a bill Thursday to create an exception for college students and others living in the state temporarily. The bill now goes to the House, which has passed a similar bill aimed at reversing the new law.

Both that law and another voter registration law are being challenged in court.

Opponents of the Senate bill argued the law doesn't prevent anyone from voting.


This story has been corrected to show the vote happened Thursday, not Wednesday.

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