Analysis

Photo ID and Election Day Registration in New Hampshire

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In New Hampshire—where Election Day registration has been in use for more than 15 years—126,063 first-time voters registered and cast ballots on Election Day during the 2006, 2008, and 2010 general elections, combined. Of these nearly 130,000 voters, just 352 did not produce some form of acceptable photo identification at the time of their Election Day registration and voting.

State law requires the secretary of state’s office to send identification verification letters to ensure the eligibility of these voters. Of the 352 letters, 17 were returned as undeliverable. The state attorney general’s office investigated, located all 17, and determined all were eligible to vote.

Year EDRs No acceptable ID ID letters returned undeliverable
2006 25,796 102 3
2008 76,755 201 10
2010 23,512 49 4
Total 126,063 352 17