Category: Politics and Political Process

SB 3 (2017)

House/Senate Bill: Senate

Description: Changes the definition of domicile for voting purposes to make it more restrictive. This bill explicitly excludes anyone who comes to the state "for temporary purposes," such as volunteering or working on political campaigns. Out-of-state college students are still allowed to claim a domicile in New Hampshire. However, if someone moves to a new New Hampshire address within 30 days of voting, he or she must present proof of intent to stay in New Hampshire. This proof could include a lease, driver's license, a child's enrollment at a public school, etc. The voter has until 10 days after the election to provide this proof to the town clerk. If the voter does not present this proof, he or she may be investigated, including a home visit by election officials.

Bill Sponsor: Regina Birdsell

Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information

Next Hearing Date: Tue, 04/18/2017

Next Voting Date: Thu, 06/08/2017

Bill Status

Passed House and Senate
Passed House Committee: Yes
Passed House: Yes
Passed Senate Committee: Yes
Passed Senate: Yes
Signed by Governor: No

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