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New Hampshire's Senate Adds 30-Day Residency Requirement for Voting

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    New Hampshire's Senate Adds 30-Day Residency Requirement for Voting
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    NEW YORK, NY- NOVEMBER 06: A young girl looks out from a privacy booth as her parents vote on November 6, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. As Staten Island continues to recover from Superstorm Sandy, a few polling stations have been relocated due to power outages or ongoing use as an evacuation center. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

    New Hampshire's Senate has passed a bill that would require voters to live in New Hampshire for 30 days prior to voting.

    The bill passed Thursday along party lines. It says a voter must have lived here for "no less than 30 consecutive days before any election." Supporters say it is necessary to prevent "drive-by" voter fraud, but opponents say the law will disenfranchise voters.

    Democratic Sen. Lou D'Allesandro of Manchester, who opposes the bill, said the Senate seems "hell bent" on restricting voting rights this session.

    The bill says anyone who is in New Hampshire for temporary purposes and intends to leave does not have domicile here. Republicans have raised concerns in the past about campaign workers voting in New Hampshire when they do not plan to stay here. 

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