HB 459 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 459
SPONSORS: Rep. Bates, Rock. 7
COMMITTEE: Election Law
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
659:13-c Challenged Voter Affidavit. The Challenged Voter Affidavit shall be in the following form:
CHALLENGED VOTER AFFIDAVIT
First Name: ____________________
Middle Name: ____________________
Last Name: ____________________
Date of Birth: _______________
Domicile Address: ____________________
Mailing Address (if different): ____________________
Zip Code: ____________________
Phone Number: ____________________
In accordance with RSA 659:34, the penalty for knowingly or purposely providing false information when 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.
I hereby swear or affirm, under the penalties for perjury and voting fraud, that I am:
the identical person whom I represent myself to be and am qualified to vote in this election,
I am eighteen years of age or older,
I am a United States citizen,
I am currently a resident of New Hampshire residing at the domicile address above,
and that to the best of my knowledge and belief the information above is true and correct.
(Signature of affiant)
This affidavit was executed before us on the date shown and the person who subscribed his or her name to the foregoing affidavit swore that the facts contained in this affidavit are true to the best of his or her knowledge and belief.
(Name of Election Officer) (Date)
(Signature of Election Officer)
II. Upon receipt of a written challenge, the moderator shall determine if the challenge to the ballot is well grounded. If the moderator determines that the challenge is well grounded, the moderator shall not receive the vote of the person so challenged until the person signs and gives to the moderator [an] a challenged voter affidavit [in the following form: I, ____________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) under penalties of voter fraud, that I am the identical person whom I represent myself to be, that I am a duly qualified voter of this town (or ward), and have a legal domicile therein. My telephone number (requested but optional) is _______________, and my email address (requested but optional) is _______________]. If the moderator determines that the challenge is not well grounded, the moderator shall permit the voter to proceed to vote.
|Feb. 1, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 21, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|Oct. 19, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 3, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
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 19-1; CC)
Oct. 19, 2017: Executive Session: 10/19/2017 10:00 AM LOB 308
: Retained in Committee
Feb. 21, 2017: Executive Session: 02/21/2017 11:30 AM LOB 308
Feb. 1, 2017: Public Hearing: 02/01/2017 11:00 AM LOB 308
Jan. 5, 2017: Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Election Law HJ 3 P. 13