Governor, Sign Election Law Reform

May 2, 2018 by

The Legislature is weighing HB 372 and HB 1264. Both focus on closing current loop holes in the law.
HB 372 provides that residence, domicile, and inhabitant shall mean the same for all purposes in statute.
HB1264 standardizes definitions of “resident,” “inhabitant,” “residence,” and “residency” in state law.
These bills eliminate loopholes in our current law that allow non-residents to vote and hold office here.

The content of the two bills is likely to be merged for final action before the session ends.
Then the final version has to be passed and sent to the Governor for his signature to become law.

The issue is that Gov. Sununu, and his representatives, state that he opposes these reforms.
A spokesman for the Governor stated that the governor’s position “has not changed. He has serious concerns with both House Bill 372 and House Bill 1264, and does not support either bill in their current form.”

“The reforms in HB1264 and HB372 are reasonable and in fact implement expectations common in all other states” said GST Chairman Ray Chadwick. “We need the Governor to sign these bills into law.”

Call the Governor’s office at (603) 271-2121 or click here to contact or email Governor Sununu.

Urge him to sign legislation for Election Law reform when passed by the Legislature!

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