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SB 289 - Requires Photo Identification to Vote - Key Vote

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Lou D'Allesandro voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (231-112) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that requires valid photo identification prior to voting.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to present valid photo identification before voting, effective June 27, 2012 (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that valid photo identification, includes, but is not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    •  A driver's license from any state;
    •  An identification card issued by the New Hampshire director of motor vehicles;
    •  A United States military identification card;
    •  A United States passport, regardless of expiration date;
    •  Any photo identification issued by federal, state, county, or municipal governments; or
    •  A valid student identification card.
  • Requires voters who do not have valid photo identification to file a voter affidavit in order to vote (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Secretary of State to send a letter of identity verification to each voter who filed a voter affidavit to notify the individual without valid photo identification that his or her name and address were used to vote, and that he or she must return the letter with a written confirmation that he or she did or did not vote (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that only the following 4 types of photo identification will be accepted after September 1, 2013 (Sec. 15):
    •  A driver’s license issued by any state;
    •  A nondriver's identification card issued by any state;
    •  A United States military identification card; or
    •  A United States passport.
  • Requires voters who file a voter affidavit form to be photographed and to have the photograph attached to the voter affidavit form, effective September 1, 2013 (Sec. 7).
  • Exempts voters who have a religious belief against being photographed from the requirement that the voter be photographed (Sec. 7).
  • Requires the Secretary of State to prepare a notice explaining the photo identification requirements for voting which include, but are not limited to, the following information (Sec. 10):
    •  Permissible methods for proving identity;
    •  Means to obtain the voter affidavit form; and
    •  Penalties for voter fraud.
  • Classifies making a false statement regarding an individual’s eligibility to vote as a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $5,000 (Sec. 6).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (18-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that requires valid photo identification prior to voting.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to present valid photo identification before voting, effective June 27, 2012 (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that valid photo identification, includes, but is not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    •  A driver's license from any state;
    •  An identification card issued by the New Hampshire director of motor vehicles;
    •  A United States military identification card;
    •  A United States passport, regardless of expiration date;
    •  Any photo identification issued by federal, state, county, or municipal governments; or
    •  A valid student identification card.
  • Requires voters who do not have valid photo identification to file a voter affidavit in order to vote (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Secretary of State to send a letter of identity verification to each voter who filed a voter affidavit to notify the individual without valid photo identification that his or her name and address were used to vote, and that he or she must return the letter with a written confirmation that he or she did or did not vote (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that only the following 4 types of photo identification will be accepted after September 1, 2013 (Sec. 15):
    •  A driver’s license issued by any state;
    •  A nondriver's identification card issued by any state;
    •  A United States military identification card; or
    •  A United States passport.
  • Requires voters who file a voter affidavit form to be photographed and to have the photograph attached to the voter affidavit form, effective September 1, 2013 (Sec. 7).
  • Exempts voters who have a religious belief against being photographed from the requirement that the voter be photographed (Sec. 7).
  • Requires the Secretary of State to prepare a notice explaining the photo identification requirements for voting which include, but are not limited to, the following information (Sec. 10):
    •  Permissible methods for proving identity;
    •  Means to obtain the voter affidavit form; and
    •  Penalties for voter fraud.
  • Classifies making a false statement regarding an individual’s eligibility to vote as a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $5,000 (Sec. 6).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (17-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that requires photo identification prior to voting.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to present valid photo identification before voting, effective June 27, 2012 (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that valid photo identification, includes, but is not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • A driver's license from any state;
    • An identification card issued by the New Hampshire director of motor vehicles;
    • A United States military identification card;
    • A United States passport, regardless of expiration date;
    • Any photo identification issued by federal, state, county, or municipal governments; or
    • A valid student identification card.
  • Requires voters who do not have valid photo identification to file a voter affidavit in order to vote (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Secretary of State to send a letter of identity verification to each voter who filed a voter affidavit which must be returned with a written confirmation that the individual did or did not vote (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that beginning September 1, 2013, the photo identification that will be accepted is limited to the following (Secs. 7 & 15):
    • A driver's license issued by any state;
    • A nondriver's identification card issued by the motor vehicle division in any state;
    • A United States military identification card; or
    • A United States passport.
  • Requires voters who file a voter affidavit form to be photographed and to have the photograph attached to the voter affidavit form, effective September 1, 2013 (Sec. 7).
  • Exempts voters who have a religious belief against being photographed from the requirement that a picture be taken (Sec. 7).
  • Requires the Secretary of State to prepare a notice explaining the photo identification requirements for voting which include, but are not limited to, the following (Sec. 10):
    • Permissible methods for proving identity;
    • Means to obtain the voter affidavit form; and
    • Penalties for voter fraud.
  • Classifies making a false statement regarding an individual’s eligibility to vote as a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $5,000 (Sec. 6).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (255-103) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that requires photo identification prior to voting.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to present valid photo identification before voting, effective June 27, 2012 (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that valid photo identification, includes, but is not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • A driver's license from any state;
    • An identification card issued by the New Hampshire director of motor vehicles;
    • A United States military identification card;
    • A United States passport, regardless of expiration date;
    • Any photo identification issued by federal, state, county, or municipal governments; or
    • A valid student identification card.
  • Requires voters who do not have valid photo identification to file a voter affidavit in order to vote (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Secretary of State to send a letter of identity verification to each voter who filed a voter affidavit which must be returned with a written confirmation that the individual did or did not vote (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that beginning September 1, 2013, the photo identification that will be accepted is limited to the following (Secs. 7 & 15):
    • A driver's license issued by any state;
    • A nondriver's identification card issued by the motor vehicle division in any state;
    • A United States military identification card; or
    • A United States passport.
  • Requires voters who file a voter affidavit form to be photographed and to have the photograph attached to the voter affidavit form, effective September 1, 2013 (Sec. 7).
  • Exempts voters who have a religious belief against being photographed from the requirement that a picture be taken (Sec. 7).
  • Requires the Secretary of State to prepare a notice explaining the photo identification requirements for voting which include, but are not limited to, the following (Sec. 10):
    • Permissible methods for proving identity;
    • Means to obtain the voter affidavit form; and
    • Penalties for voter fraud.
  • Classifies making a false statement regarding an individual’s eligibility to vote as a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $5,000 (Sec. 6).
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (226-115) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (18-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires voters to present a valid form of photo identification prior to voting.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to present one of the following forms of photo identification prior to voting (Sec. 1):
    • A driver’s license issued by the state, regardless of its expiration date;
    • An identification card issued by the director of motor vehicles;
    • An armed services identification card;
    • A United States passport, regardless of its expiration date;
    • A valid student identification card;
    • Any valid photo identification used by federal, state, country, or municipal government;
    • Any form of photo identification determined to be legitimate by the supervisors of the checklist or the town or city clerk; or
    • Verification of the person’s identity by a supervisor of the checklist or the town or city clerk.
  • Specifies that voters who chose to fill out a voter challenge affidavit in order to vote will receive and be required to return a letter of identity verification within 90 days after the election (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts a person who requires a photo identification card for voter identification purposes from paying the $10 fee for a voter identification card (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

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