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NH Senate Refuses To Work With House On Voter ID After Flip-Flopping On The Issue

Voter ID Will Cost an Estimated $11 Million Over the Next 4 Years While Harming Sweet Little Old Ladies Like This. 

CONCORD, NH – Senate Republicans refused to accept a legislative compromise today despite the fact that it would have reverted to the position they fought for just last session. The Committee of Conference disagreement on HB 595 overturns the Senate position from last year, will cost New Hampshire an estimated $11 million over the next four years,1 and jeopardizes access to the ballot for sweet little old ladies like Concord’s Mary Louise Hancock, age 92.

Mary Louise Hancock is a native of New Hampshire who served as state planning director and also as a State Senator. Hancock opposes the Republican legislation that requires photo identification in order to vote. Since 1941 she has voted without need to prove her identity. Hancock is well known for her activism in political matters and has been awarded Dunfey Kanteres and Eleanor Roosevelt citations for her efforts. She has hosted sessions through the years for presidential aspirants from Jesse Jackson to Hillary Clinton. At age 92, Senator Hancock has no intention of lessening her efforts to elect caring people to public office.

Mary Louise Hancock is a native of New Hampshire who served as state planning director and also as a State Senator. Hancock opposes the Republican legislation that requires photo identification in order to vote. Since 1941 she has voted without need to prove her identity. Hancock is well known for her activism in political matters and has been awarded Dunfey Kanteres and Eleanor Roosevelt citations for her efforts. She has hosted sessions through the years for presidential aspirants from Jesse Jackson to Hillary Clinton. At age 92, Senator Hancock has no intention of lessening her efforts to elect caring people to public office.

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“Senate Republicans have completely flip-flopped on this issue, endorsing more restrictive forms of ID and supporting costly voter mug shots, all of which will add expense and confusion to our polling places and all of which they previously opposed.” – Jessica Clark, State Director, America Votes

“Senate Republicans want your grandmother to pose for a voter mug shot like some sort of criminal just to obtain a ballot. It’s outrageous how much this voter ID scam will cost the state to purchase cameras, cords and printers for polling locations plus training, when that money could better be spent protecting essential health services from the chopping block Senate Republicans have placed them on.” – Zandra Rice Hawkins, Executive Director, Granite State Progress 

 

1) America Votes & League of Women Voters of New Hampshire, Report on Anticipated Voter ID Costs, May 7, 2013
For more information: http://granitestateprogress.org/photo/senate-republicans-want-cut-services-and-jobs-while-spending-11-million-voter-mug-shots

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