N.H. Democrats asks to join League of Women Voters in voting lawsuit

  • Tim Riel walks to the voting booth at Epsom Central School on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Voting was postponed in response to last week's winter storm. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The New Hampshire Democratic Party has asked to join forces with the League of Women Voters in challenging a new state law that requires voters who move to the state within 30 days of an election to provide proof that they intend to stay.

Both had filed lawsuits last week against the state, saying the law presents confusing, unnecessary and intimidating hurdles to voting. They said it violates the state and U.S. constitutions.

Lawyers representing the party on Wednesday asked a Hillsborough County judge for the Democrats to join the league’s motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the law from taking effect on Sept. 12.

Meanwhile, lawyers for the state on Thursday asked that the Democratic Party lawsuit be moved to federal court.