SB 422 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
SENATE BILL 422
SPONSORS: Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. Dargie, Hills. 23; Rep. M. Murray, Hills. 22; Rep. Radhakrishnan, Hills. 22; Rep. Martin, Hills. 23
COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs
This bill permits all voters to change registration at primary elections and makes certain changes to the party change card.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
02/13/2020 0496s 20-2789
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
III. [Notwithstanding any provision of paragraphs I and II to the contrary, no] Any person who has voted in a primary may thereafter on the day of said primary change the person's party registration[, unless, prior to voting in the primary, the person was registered as an undeclared voter, in which case the person may once again register as an undeclared voter, as provided in subparagraph II(b)] by completing a party change card pursuant to paragraph V, provided that no change will be made to the database by the supervisors until authorized by subparagraph V(b).
V.(a) At any primary, the supervisors of the checklist shall make available within the polling place a card or list of [undeclared] voters from the statewide centralized voter registration database to enable a voter [who was registered as an undeclared voter but who changed registration on the day of the primary in order to vote as a registered member of a party] to change registration [so that the voter is registered once again as an undeclared voter]. The card or list shall be in substantially the following form:
Date of Birth:______________
I hereby request that my political party be changed as follows:
From: Democrat [ ], or Republican [ ], or (name of any party determined by the secretary of state to have achieved official status under RSA 652:11) [ ]
To: Democrat [ ], or Republican [ ], or (name of any party determined by the secretary of state to have achieved official status under RSA 652:11) [ ], or Undeclared [ ]
Signed under the pains and penalties of perjury.
VI. Party change cards completed pursuant to paragraph V shall be confidential and shall be exempt from public disclosure under RSA 91-A.
III. No application for a change of party affiliation shall be accepted on the day of a primary election, except as provided in RSA 654:34, I [and II]-III.
|Jan. 22, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 17, 2020||House||Hearing|
: Died on Table
June 30, 2020: Vacated and Laid on Table MA VV 06/30/2020 HJ 10 P. 3
March 17, 2020: ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 03/17/2020 11:30 am LOB 308
Feb. 20, 2020: Introduced 02/20/2020 and referred to Election Law HJ 5 P. 56
Feb. 13, 2020: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0496s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/13/2020; SJ 4
Feb. 13, 2020: Committee Amendment # 2020-0496s, AA, VV; 02/13/2020; SJ 4
Feb. 13, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0496s, 02/13/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 6
Jan. 22, 2020: Hearing: 01/22/2020, Room 102, LOB, 09:45 am; SC 3
Jan. 8, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 1