from Senator Regina Birdsell

Today I introduced CACR 36 – a Constitutional Amendment to ensure only residents of this state may vote here.

CACR 36 is all about protecting the integrity of our election process and clarifying who qualifies to vote in New Hampshire. Currently, our constitution provides that a voter must be ‘domiciled’ in the state to vote and there has been far too much confusion over this term. The amendment requires both domicile and primary residency. In doing so, CACR 36 makes it clear that New Hampshire elections are for New Hampshire voters.

With the addition of 4 words to our Constitution, we will ensure New Hampshire residents decide the outcomes of New Hampshire’s elections.

“All elections are to be free, and every person who is a citizen of the United States and a citizen of the state of New Hampshire, and 18 years of age and upwards shall have an equal right to vote in any election. Every person shall be considered a citizen of the state of New Hampshire for the purposes of voting in town, ward, or unincorporated place where that person is domiciled and has primary residency.

My best,

Regina Birdsell
State Senator for Derry, Hampstead, and Windham