by Ed Naile
This is how NH discriminates against its own qualified NH citizen voters:
Under current unconstitutional “state law” a non-resident voter can give a “domicile address” for voting. His out of state “residence” remains exempt from RSA 91-A.
A college student using a dormitory as a “voting domicile” and who also pays out-of-state tuition to one of NH’s state colleges can use the bulk mail address of the college to vote from his new “voting domicile.”
The same out-of-state student cannot legally sign a notarized state college domicile form to receive in-state tuition without the potential of the state college penalizing that student if it is discovered he is not domiciled in NH.
Make sense? Election officials in NH think so.
On the other hand… a qualified NH Citizen Voter has his lawful domicile open to public disclosure.
A qualified NH citizen voter cannot choose to give an address which cannot be traced to avoid public disclosure – as a non-resident college student using a dormitory and bulk mail address can – by court fiat, not by law.
Take current, registered, Keene voter, Colgan Liam O’Connor, who was arrested in Keene earlier this year after voting from a dormitory at Keene State College. It is a “special privilege” as stated on the NH SoS web site.
His address on the current Keene checklist is simply, “Owls Nest.”
When arrested for DUI he gave his legal address, the one found on his CT driver’s license, of, Hopkins Court, Bethel, CT. (I assume he was driving when arrested for DUI in NH. But who knows.)
CT defines proving residency for driving purposes as: Acceptable Forms of Identification
3. CONNECTICUT RESIDENCY:
You must provide two (2) different pieces of mail from two (2) different sources to prove your home is located in Connecticut. The documents do not need to include a postmarked envelope and may have been sent to a P.O. Box or by email. Both documents must:
– Show your name and your Connecticut residence address
– Be dated within 90 days (unless stated otherwise below)
– Be computer generated (typed)
– Bill from a bank or mortgage company, utility company, credit card company, doctor or hospital
– Bank statement or bank transaction receipt showing the bank’s name and mailing address
– Pre-printed pay stub showing your employer’s name and address
– Property or excise tax bill, or Social Security Administration or other pension or retirement annual benefits summary statement and dated within the previous 12 months
– Medicaid or Medicare benefit statement
– Current valid homeowner’s, renter’s policy or motor vehicle insurance card or policy dated within the previous 12 months
– Current valid Connecticut motor vehicle registration
– Current motor vehicle loan statement for a motor vehicle registered in your name
– Residential mortgage or similar loan contract, lease or rental contract showing signatures from all parties needed to execute the agreement and dated within the previous 12 months
– Postmarked mail (If postmarked, address may be handwritten)
– Connecticut voter registration card
– Change-of-address confirmation from the United States Postal Service showing your prior and current address (Form CNL107)
– Survey of your Connecticut property issued by a licensed surveyor
– Official school records showing enrollment
Parents or legal guardian of minor (under 18) may provide any two of the foregoing documents addressed to the parent residing at same address to prove minor residency, or use their own CT driver license or ID which shows the same address as one of the two required.
Since Connecticut is a Motor Voter state, people applying for a driver’s license are offered an opportunity to register to vote. Colgan wanted to vote here where his vote counted more than it would in CT.
The unconstitutional Superior Court case, Guare v. NH, and the lack of any investigation or prosecution by the NH AG is the current method for letting him get away with it.
Other states are watching now.