Bill Text: NH HB209 | 2023 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to the form required to request an absentee ballot.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-1)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2023-03-24 - Inexpedient to Legislate: Motion Adopted Voice Vote 03/22/2023 House Journal 10 P. 76 [HB209 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2023-HB209-Introduced.html

HB 209  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2023 SESSION

23-0120

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 209

 

AN ACT relative to the form required to request an absentee ballot.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Hamer, Hills. 19; Rep. Bradley, Hills. 41; Rep. Long, Hills. 23; Rep. Heath, Hills. 41; Rep. Cornell, Hills. 22; Rep. Freitas, Hills. 26; Rep. Rombeau, Hills. 2; Rep. Bouchard, Hills. 24; Rep. Proulx, Hills. 15; Rep. Wilhelm, Hills. 40

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill makes changes to the form required to request an absentee ballot.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

23-0120

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Three

 

AN ACT relative to the form required to request an absentee ballot.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Absentee Voting; Ballot Request Form.  RSA 657:4, I is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

I. Prior to any state election, the secretary of state shall prepare the appropriate application forms for absentee ballots worded in substantially the following form. The secretary of state shall insert the names of all parties qualified as set forth in RSA 652:11 in the list of parties on the application form. The secretary of state shall prepare the application forms in such quantity as he or she deems necessary:

I hereby declare that:

I am a voter in the city or town of ___________________ New Hampshire in Ward Number _____________.

I am a duly qualified voter and entitled to vote under RSA 657:7.

I will be absent on election day (choose one):

_________ I will be out of town on election day

_________ I will be unable to vote in person because I will be working, this to include caring for children or infirm adults, with or without compensation.

_________ I have a disability

_________ I am unable to vote in person due to a religious commitment, which prevents me from voting in person.

__________ I am confined to a penal institution for a misdemeanor or while waiting trial

I am requesting a ballot for (choose one):

For the Presidential Primary to be held on _________ (MM/DD/YYYY) elections I am a member of :

__________ Republican Party

__________ Democratic Party

For the State Primary to be held on ________(MM/DD/YYYY) elections I am a member of

__________Republican Party

__________Democratic Party

___________For the General Election to be held on _____________ (MM/DD/YYYY)

Voter’s Signature: ______________________

Voter’s printed name: ___________________

Voter’s address :___________________________________

 (Street Number) (Street Name) (Apt/Unit) (City/Town) (Ward) (Zip Code):

Please provide one of the following in case we need to contact you:

Voter’s phone number: _________________________

Voter’s email address: ______________________

If you had someone help you fill out this form please fill out the following:

___________________________ Signature

___________________________ Printed name

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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