CONCORD - Today, the NH House passed SB129, a bill requiring photo identification prior to obtaining a ballot to vote, by a margin of 259-116. Upon concurrence with the Senate or Committee of Conference, the bill will move to the desk of Governor Lynch.
Commenting on the passage of this bill was Cornerstone Executive Director, Kevin Smith:
"We commend the House for passing a common-sense voter ID bill with a veto-proof margin. This provision is long overdue in New Hampshire and is supported by a majority of voters in this state. We are hopeful that Governor Lynch will put aside partisan politics and do the common-sense thing here by signing this bill into law."
A voter ID bill last passed the legislature in 2006m but was vetoed by Governor Lynch.