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.