The new voter ID laws in New Hampshire could turn this battleground state into a win for republicans. New Hampshire is historically very independent, this means their vote could go either way. Since voter fraud has never been much of a problem in New Hampshire it is strange that they would vote to make Voter ID laws more strict. Don’t stand by and let Republicans take the vote. If you believe that these votes are wrong organize and help citizens get their voter IDs.
Details of New Hampshire Voter ID Requirements
New Hampshire Voter ID Requirement
The ballot clerk shall request that the voter present a valid photo identification. If the voter does not have a valid photo identification, the ballot clerk shall inform the voter that he or she may execute a qualified voter affidavit.
Acceptable Forms of New Hampshire Voter ID
Through August 30, 2013:
- A driver’s license from NH or any other state, regardless of expiration date
- A photo ID card issued by the NH director of motor vehicles
- A voter ID card issued under R.S. 260:21
- A U.S. armed services photo ID card
- A U.S. passport, regardless of expiration date
- A valid student ID card
Any other valid photo ID issued by federal, st
ate, county or municipal government
Any other photo ID that is determined to be legitimate by the supervisors of the checklist, the moderator, or the town or city clerk, provided that if any person authorized to challenge a voter under RSA 659:27 objects to the use of such photo identification, the voter shall be required to execute a qualified voter affidavit as if no identification was presented.
Beginning September 1, 2013, the following IDs will be accepted if the name on the ID is substantially similar to that on the voter registration record and the expiration date does not exceed five years:
- A driver’s license from any state
- A non-driver ID issued by the motor vehicle agency of any state
- A U.S. armed services ID card
- A U.S. passport
New Hampshire Voters without Voter ID
A person’s identity may be verified by a moderator or supervisor of the checklist or the town or city clerk, but if any person authorized to challenge a voter under RSA 659:27 objects to such verification, the voter shall be required to execute a challenged voter affidavit.
If a voter does not have a valid photo identification, the ballot clerk shall inform the voter that he or she may execute a qualified voter affidavit. The voter may then cast a regular ballot.
Within 60 days after the election, the secretary of state is required to mail a non-forwardable letter to each voter who executed a qualified voter affidavit, notifying the person that a person who did not present valid photo identification voted using his or her name and address and instruct the person to return the letter within 90 days with a written confirmation that the person voted or to contact the attorney general immediately if he or she did not vote. Any such letters returned as undeliverable must be turned over to the attorney general, who shall investigate for voter fraud. Notice from any voter receiving such a letter that s/he did not vote is also forwarded to the attorney general for investigation. The secretary must also turn over to the attorney general a list of all voters who fail to respond to the letter to confirm that they voted.
Doing Your Part With Voter ID in New Hampshire
The new voter ID laws in New Hampshire could turn this battleground state into a Republican victory due to Democratic Party voters not being able to get a valid ID with which to vote with. Do your part to get the word out about the voter ID laws and ensure everyone has a vote.