Deal has been reached over chances to voter identification bill
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A deal has been reached over changes to a voter identification bill that recognizes New Hampshire student IDs as accepted during an election.
Lawmakers will vote next week whether to modify the photo ID law enacted by Republicans last session. Under a compromise between the House and Senate, valid student identification will be allowed if the card is issued by a college or career school in New Hampshire or a New Hampshire high school. Student IDs can be expired but the expiration date must have been within five years.
The bill postpones until 2015 a requirement for people who sign an affidavit instead of presenting an acceptable ID to have their picture taken at the polls.
Moderators also can verify a person’s identity or allow IDs not specified by law.