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ID Verification Notices Going Out To 7,000 N.H. Voters

Michael Brindley, NHPR

New Hampshire Democrats are looking to change or repeal a new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, even before the law has been fully implemented.

For the November election, a wide range of identification was accepted, including student IDs. But going forward, only driver's licenses, state-issued identification cards, passports or military IDs will be allowed.

Those who do not show IDs can still vote after filling out affidavits attesting to their identities. The secretary of state's office sent notices last week to the roughly 7,000 voters who filled out affidavits. They have 90 days to return verification postcards.

Democrats, who won control of the House in November, plan to file several bills targeting both voter identification and registration.