Gov. Chris Sununu Vetoes Another Voter Residency Bill

The bill aimed to overturn a rule that makes college students subject to residency requirements if they want to vote in New Hampshire

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As expected, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed another controversial bill related to voting rights.

The Democratically-controlled Legislature passed two bills this session to essentially negate a new law ending the state's distinction between domicile and residency for voting purposes. The change, passed under Republican control and currently being challenged in court, means out-of-state college students who vote in New Hampshire would also be subject to residency requirements, such as getting New Hampshire driver's licenses or registering their cars.

Sununu last month vetoed a House bill that would have repealed the new law. On Friday, he vetoed a Senate bill that would have created a carve-out from the motor vehicle requirements for students and other temporary residents.

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