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.
“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
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