Sununu vetoes bill on access to voter database
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The ongoing fight over voting rights in New Hampshire has resulted in the veto of a bill regarding the state’s centralized voter registration database.
Democrats want access to parts of the database to bolster their lawsuit challenging a law that requires additional documentation from voters who register within 30 days of an election. Republicans last year passed a bill forbidding the release of the database under those conditions. Democrats who took control of the Legislature this year followed up with a bill that specifically allows it, but Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed it this week.
He says allowing such access will erode trust in the elections system because voters who believe their personal information is at risk of being made public may stop voting altogether.