Sununu signs bill adding voting registration requirements

  • Then-Executive Councilor Chris Sununu speaks to the “Monitor” editorial board in 2016. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor file

Associated Press
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill requiring voters who move to New Hampshire within 30 days of an election to provide proof that they intend to stay.

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump alleged widespread voter fraud in New Hampshire. While there has been no evidence to support the Republican president’s claim, Republicans contended existing state laws create the potential for fraud.

Under the bill Sununu signed Monday, those who can’t provide proof such as a driver’s license or lease would still be allowed to vote, but if they don’t follow up with elections officials within 10 to 30 days, authorities could go their homes to investigate.

Democrats argued the bill would disenfranchise and intimidate voters.