New Hampshire laws have been changed to domicile and residency laws. They are now both equal, meaning you must be a resident to vote in New Hampshire. This was done by a Republican-controlled legislature.

In terms of voting, not a lot has changed.

College students can still easily register and/or prove residency to vote — even at their polling location. They can use a New Hampshire driver’s license, a document from their school showing they live on campus, rent/lease agreements, property/tax bills, a non-driver photo identification card, and other verified documents.

Even if a student, or any other resident of New Hampshire doesn’t have any documentation, they can sign a qualified voter affidavit to meet the qualifications to vote. According to the secretary of state’s website, “No one can be denied the right to register to vote or vote for being out of compliance with the requirements of the motor vehicle code.” 

“I have not heard of any voters being turned away from a polling place for that reason today,” New Hampshire Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan told CNN. 

What has changed: New Hampshire residents need to abide by tax and motor vehicle laws, which doesn’t apply significantly for election purposes.

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