Election advocates push for N.H. to join anti-voter fraud effort

Henry Klementowicz, a senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, spoke at a news conference Tuesday against legislation that would repeal affidavits that allowed new voters to register at the polls on election day if they lacked proof of identity as long as they signed an affidavit that they were eligible.

CONCORD — New Hampshire should join all other New England states to become part of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) that seeks to maintain accurate voter rolls and detect possible illegal voting, election reformers told a House committee Tuesday.

During a daylong hearing on more than a half dozen election bills, state Rep. Robert Lynn, R-Windham, proposed to further tighten the process by making voters show proof of identity in order to vote.