Let America Vote Statement on New Hampshire HB 105 and HB 106

Washington, D.C. — Let America Vote President Abe Rakov released the following statement urging New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu to sign bills that would repeal laws that suppress the vote of Granite State residents:

“In 2017 and 2018, New Hampshire GOP legislators passed bills (SB 3 and HB 1264) that disenfranchised voters across New Hampshire. Those bills raised unnecessary barriers to voting and will require students to pay a poll tax in order to vote. Gov. Sununu signed the bills into law even though he said he “hated” a bill similar to HB 1264, which redefines residency and revokes the voting rights of students domiciled in New Hampshire. In response to those anti-democratic measures, Let America Vote started working in New Hampshire to protect the right to vote. In November 2018, New Hampshire voters sent a clear message that they were against the illegal voter suppression laws that the GOP had enacted by giving New Hampshire Democrats control of both the state House and Senate.

New Hampshire Democrats have kept their promise to Granite State voters and passed bills (HB 105 and HB 106) that repeal the restrictive voting measures enacted by Republicans. Those two bills are heading to Gov. Sununu’s desk. It’s time for Gov. Sununu to sign these bills in order to ensure all eligible New Hampshire voters can vote without restrictive barriers and illegal poll taxes. There is no place in our democracy for making it harder for voters to vote. Gov. Sununu needs to sign HB 105 and HB 106 in order to protect New Hampshire’s fair and free elections.”

Let America Vote is a national voting rights organization that fights back against proposals across the country that make it harder for eligible voters to exercise their constitutional right to cast a ballot. Whether it’s extreme identification requirements, questionable purges of voter rolls, voter intimidation, new and extreme voter registration processes, or anything that makes voting harder, Let America Vote is there to lead the way against it.