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Ari Schechter,

October 20, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. – The ACLU of New Hampshire sent a letter yesterday evening to New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald asking that his office reject the New Hampshire Republican State Committee’s request to prohibit remote learners from voting. The request made by the New Hampshire Republican State Committee is contrary to state law and, coming just over 2 weeks before Election Day, would unnecessarily inject confusion into the final two weeks of voting. 

“College students in New Hampshire are explicitly permitted to vote in the state if they are domiciled here, which is determined on a case-by-case basis,” said Henry Klementowicz, staff attorney at the ACLU of New Hampshire. “More than 136,000 people have already returned absentee ballots in New Hampshire, including college students. In addition to this request being against state law, changing any voting guidance would cause needless confusion in an already unprecedented election process.”