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If you believe you or someone else was denied the right to vote, do not wait. Call the Attorney General's office(toll-free hotline is 1-866-868-3703).
The Secretary of State released guidelines to town election officials regarding voter registration on March 6, 2018, which include the following:
"Applicants for registration who possess proof of identity, age, citizenship and domicile should bring that proof when they come to register. Qualified applicants who do not possess proof or who do not bring proof with them may register if they sign an affidavit attesting to their qualifications for identity, age, and citizenship.
More than 30 days before an election, applicants without proof of domicile will be asked to retrieve proof and return to register. Within 30 days of an election and on election day, applicants without proof of domicile with them may register to vote if they sign an affidavit attesting to their domicile and either agreeing to bring or send in proof or attesting that they are not aware of possessing proof of domicile."
Note that pending settlement of the lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters over SB3, the bill that defines the above domicile proof, we are required to leave our old registration information materials on this website in the Voter Information Fliers section near the end of this webpage. Ignore them. The Secretary of State's statement above should now be used to tell potential voters about registration requirements. A list of "verifiable actions" that can be used to prove domicile is available from every town or city clerk's office.
The NH Attorney General's office offers answers to frequently asked election questions on this webpage
The "proof of domicile" procedures are in place, but the penalties for failing to return documents after the legislation were stayed by the Superior Court in September 2017. A preliminary injunction hearing on the SB3 procedures began on August 27 in Manchester; judge's ruling likely this fall. See our In the News page for more information.
Upcoming local and state general election dates are also posted here. Special elections are posted on our Calendar page.
For information about candidate forums and debates, please see our separate Scheduled Candidate Forums page.
Phase One consensus was held at four locations around the state in Dec 2017 and early Jan 2018.
Phase two is underway.
Occasionally we post action alerts from the national League here as well.
In accordance with principles expressed in the LWVUS position Leagues can now advocate on the state and federal level for better laws, better enforcement of existing laws, increased awareness, and increased support for victims of trafficking.
"The Agriculture Update focused narrowly on:
1) current technology issues in agriculture including genetically modified organisms (GMOs), herbicides, pesticides, agriculture water pollution, aquifer depletion, antibiotics in livestock, and accurate food labeling; and
2) current agriculture finance issues including consolidation in agriculture industries, crop subsidies and the federal agricultural regulatory process."
On this site, we will post additional articles and links to current events or NH-specific aspects of agriculture and food safety.
See the description of this year's conference below.
League of Women Voters
of New Hampshire
4 Park Street, Suite 200
Concord, NH 03301
[email the League]
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Last revised: October 14, 2018 07:50 PDT.