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Judge Blocks ‘Unreasonable, Discriminatory’ Voting Law

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League Celebrates Voting Rights Victory as Judge Blocks SB3

Manchester, NH - On Monday, a Superior Court Judge issued a preliminary injunction stopping the state from advancing a controversial election law known as Senate Bill 3. This law required extra documentation in order to register to vote in the Granite State.

“This is a victory for voters in New Hampshire and the League is proud to have played a critical role breaking down barriers at the ballot box,” said Liz Tentarelli, President of the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire.

The League of Women Voters of New Hampshire was a plaintiff in this case, arguing that the increased amount of paperwork required to register to vote was unreasonable and burdensome for potential voters who don’t have traditional documents proving where they live, including people in co-housing situations, the elderly, and the homeless.

“This law also unfairly targeted college students, many whom are attending school and contributing to communities in our great state but don’t understand how they could comply with the Senate Bill 3 requirement,” said Tentarelli. “We want to expand participation of all eligible voters, many of whom are first time voters.”

New Hampshire offers same-day voter registration, so New Hampshire voters can register and vote in person on Election Day.

“We are hopeful that all eligible voters will turn out to vote in the midterms this year,” said Tentarelli. “The League stands by to support voters this election cycle. To learn more about this ruling and what will be on the ballot on November 6, visit

Contact: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | [email protected]

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