HB403 (2018) Detail

Relative to domicile affidavits.










AN ACT relative to domicile affidavits.


SPONSORS: Rep. Bates, Rock. 7


COMMITTEE: Election Law






This bill modifies the domicile affidavit and limits its use to election day registrations.


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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.






In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen


AN ACT relative to domicile affidavits.


Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:


1  Determining Qualifications of Applicant: Domicile.  Amend RSA 654:12, I(c) to read as follows:

(c)  DOMICILE.  Any reasonable documentation which indicates that the applicant has a domicile and intends to maintain a domicile, as defined in this chapter, in the town, city, or ward in which he or she desires to vote[, or,].  When registering on election day as provided in RSA 654:7-a, if the applicant does not have reasonable documentation in his or her possession [at the place and time of voter registration, a sworn statement on the general election day voter registration form, or] he or she may execute an affidavit in the following form, which shall be retained in accordance with RSA 33-A:3-a:


Date: ____________________

First Name: _______________________________________

Middle Name: _______________________________________

Last Name: _______________________________________

Date of birth: __________________________________

Place of birth: __________________________________

 Current Domicile Address: ____________________

Street Ward Number


Town or City Zip Code

Current Mailing Address (if different): ____________________

Street Ward Number


Town or City Zip Code

Telephone number [(requested but optional)] ____________________

Email address (requested but optional) ___________________________

Date when current domicile was established: Month: _____ Year: _____

[Place and date of birth: ______________________________]

Owner’s name for property designated as your current domicile address: ___________________

Applicant’s relationship to property owner: ____________________

If renting, do you have a written rental/lease agreement? _____

Address of last previous domicile: ____________________

Street Ward Number


Town or City Zip Code

I hereby swear and affirm, under the penalties for voting fraud set forth below, that I am not currently in possession of necessary documents to prove my domicile and that my established domicile is at the current domicile address I have entered above.  I understand that a person can claim only one state and one city/town as his or her domicile at a time.  A domicile is that place, to which upon temporary absence, a person has the intention of returning.  By registering or voting today, I am acknowledging that I am not domiciled or voting in any other city/town, and that to the best of my knowledge and belief the information above is true and correct.


(Signature of applicant)

In accordance with RSA 659:34, the penalty for knowingly or purposefully providing false information when registering to vote or voting is a class A misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of imprisonment not to exceed one year and a fine not to exceed $2,000.  Fraudulently registering to vote or voting is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000.

On the date shown above, before me, ____________________ (print name of notary public, justice of the peace, election officer), appeared ____________________ (print name of person whose signature is being notarized), [(known to me or satisfactorily proven (circle one)) to be the person whose name appears above,] and he or she subscribed his or her name to the foregoing affidavit and swore that the facts contained in this affidavit are true to the best of his or her knowledge and belief.


Notary Public/Justice of the Peace/Official Authorized by RSA 659:30

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.


HB403 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 8, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 22, 2017 House Exec Session
Oct. 19, 2017 House Exec Session
Jan. 3, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB403 Revision: 2525 Date: Jan. 27, 2017, 1:50 p.m.


Jan. 3, 2018: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 33

Jan. 3, 2018: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 01/03/2018 (Vote 19-0; CC)

Oct. 19, 2017: Executive Session: 10/19/2017 10:00 AM LOB 308

Oct. 10, 2017: Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 10/10/2017 10:00 AM LOB 308

: Retained in Committee

Feb. 22, 2017: Executive Session: 02/22/2017 10:00 AM LOB 308

Feb. 8, 2017: Public Hearing: 02/08/2017 09:30 AM LOB 308

Jan. 5, 2017: Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Election Law HJ 3 P. 11