Mar 19, 2015 6:23 PM

Representatives ask Supreme Court to examine voter registration law

The Associated Press

The New Hampshire House of Representatives is asking the state Supreme Court to weigh in on a bill requiring people registering to vote, including out-of-state students or military personnel - to also register their cars and obtain a driver's license in New Hampshire.

The request for an advisory opinion was made in writing Wednesday and made public by the court Thursday.

A New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union lawyer said including the driver's license requirement in establishing a voter's eligibility amounts to a poll tax that forces people to pay the state to vote.

A Superior Court judge in July ruled the language could discourage people from voting. The ruling is being challenged.

People can file comments about the proposed legislation until March 30.


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