Photo ID and Election Day Registration in New Hampshire
- April 24, 2012
- Election Initiatives
In New Hampshire—where Election Day registration has been in use for more than 15 years—126,063 first-time voters registered and cast ballots on Election Day during the 2006, 2008, and 2010 general elections, combined. Of these nearly 130,000 voters, just 352 did not produce some form of acceptable photo identification at the time of their Election Day registration and voting.
State law requires the secretary of state’s office to send identification verification letters to ensure the eligibility of these voters. Of the 352 letters, 17 were returned as undeliverable. The state attorney general’s office investigated, located all 17, and determined all were eligible to vote.
|Year||EDRs||No acceptable ID||ID letters returned undeliverable|