New Voter ID Law in NH

New Hampshire is testing out its new Voter ID law for the first time today. The new law still allows citizens to register at their polling places, but requires a government-issued photo ID to actually vote. If a voter doesn’t have their ID with them, or just doesn’t have one, they’ll be required to have a mugshot taken and attached to a signed affidavit by one of the poll workers. Poll workers are the guardian angels of democracy (always thank your poll workers), but implementing new rules is difficult for any system. It’s probably reasonable to expect later than usual returns from the city centers and university precincts in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties this evening.