Sununu: N.H. Supreme Court Should Review Voter Residency Bills

May 11, 2018

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, during his 2018 State of the State address.
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says the New Hampshire Supreme Court should review two bills that would end New Hampshire's distinction between full-fledged residents and those who claim the state as their domicile for voting.

Current law allows college students and others who consider the state their domicile to vote without being subject to residency requirements, such as getting a New Hampshire driver's license or registering a vehicle.

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Lawmakers sent Sununu a bill Thursday that would align the definitions of domicile and residency, while a nearly identical bill is still in play. The House has appointed members to a committee of conference and the Senate is expected to.

Sununu remains opposed to both bills and believes they should undergo a strict review by the court.