Apr 22, 2015 2:28 PM
NH Supreme Court hears arguments on voter bill
The Associated Press
CONCORD (AP) — A lawyer for the state of New Hampshire says the language of a voter registration law that lower courts have declared to be confusing and unconstitutional is legally accurate.
In arguments to the New Hampshire Supreme Court Wednesday, assistant attorney general Stephen LaBonte said the 2012 law amending voter registration forms simply clarifies that those who reside here must abide by laws requiring them to obtain drivers' licenses and register their vehicles if they are residents.
A lawyer representing the civil liberties union argued the language of the law is misleading and discourages college students and others from voting. They say it amounts to a poll tax that forces people to pay the state to vote.
The justices, who peppered both lawyers with questions, didn't indicate when they will rule.