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Sununu Signs Bill That Tightens Voter Identification Requirements

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Governor Chris Sununu has signed into law a Republican-backed bill that adds new requirements for proving voter eligibility.

The law will require those registering within 30 days of an election to provide additional documentation, tightening the definition of domicile for voting purposes.

Sununu signed the bill into law with little fanfare Monday, choosing not to hold a ceremonial signing as he's done with other legislation.

Speaking in May on NHPR's The Exchange, Sununu pushed back oncriticswho argue the new law will make it harder for some people to vote.

“We have the first-in-the-nation primary. We have to make sure our process has complete integrity. There will be no voter suppression. If you voted legally in the last election, you’re going to be able to vote legally in this election.”

The law is set to take effect in 60 days. 

Michael serves as NHPR's Program Director. Michael came to NHPR in 2012, working as the station's newscast producer/reporter. In 2015, he took on the role of Morning Edition producer. Michael worked for eight years at The Telegraph of Nashua, covering education and working as the metro editor.
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