WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Chris Sununu (R) signed a bill into law this month that would require voters who do not have an ID to have their photo taken when registering to vote on Election Day. House Bill 523 passed the Republican-controlled New Hampshire Legislature in April, one of many voter suppression bills that Republicans have been working to advance in the Granite State. The new provision adds an additional barrier to same-day registration, which historically helps increase turnout and improve ballot access.
Republicans in New Hampshire have been targeting student voters and those with limited access to photo IDs in an effort to restrict ballot access. The state Legislature has considered seven voter suppression bills this year, and Gov. Sununu recently vetoed a bill that would establish no-excuse absentee voting and online voter registration in the state.