The New Hampshire League of Women Voters, and the state’s Democratic Party, have sued to block a new voter registration restriction passed earlier this year. The case was originally filed in state court, but on August 31 was dismissed and re-filed in U.S. District Court. League of Women Voters of NH v Secretary of State, 1:17cv-395.
New Hampshire has had election-day registration for some years. The new law, SB 3, requires individuals who register within 30 days of an election to sign a statement saying they must furnish documents proving their intent to permanently reside in New Hampshire within the next few weeks, and that if they don’t, they will be guilty of election fraud. The lawsuit argues the list of documents is too complicated, and will intimidate individuals from registering to vote during the last 30 days before an election.