New Hampshire Student Voting
League of Women Voters of New Hampshire v. Gardner
Lawsuit filed on behalf of the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire and college-aged voters challenging New Hampshire’s proof of domicile law, Senate Bill 3. The law requires all individuals registering to vote to submit proof of a “verifiable act of domicile,” eliminates the option to submit an affidavit establishing domicile and imposes criminal penalties on those who register within 30 days of an election without proof of domicile if they fail to later present valid documentation. The New Hampshire Superior Court found that S.B. 3 violated the New Hampshire Constitution and struck it down. The state appealed the decision to the state Supreme Court, which found that the law “imposes unreasonable burdens on the right to vote” and violates the state constitution, affirming the lower court’s decision.