House Republican Leader Comments on Bill to Repeal Parts of Voter ID Law

CONCORD – Today House Republican Leader Gene G. Chandler (R-Bartlett) released the following comment relative to the public hearing on House Bill 595, a bill that would repeal portions of the voter ID law in New Hampshire that will take effect in 2013.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“Here we are again discussing the repeal of laws that have yet to take effect. We need to give these laws a chance to prove their effectiveness before taking such severe action. The provisions of the voter ID law that would take effect this year are common sense measures that hold people accountable. It’s simple, if you don’t have an ID, you should expect to get your photo taken. If you’re you, you should have nothing to worry about. If you attempt to cast a ballot for someone other than yourself, we’ll have definitive photographic evidence. I'm hopeful the committee and the House will vote to give us time to observe this aspect of the voter ID law before thinking of passing this kind of bill.”