NH avoids voter fraud with same-day registration

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Secretary of State Bill Gardner says New Hampshire has avoided the voter fraud seen elsewhere because it allows people to sign up to vote at the polls.

Gardner says many of the fraudulent techniques used to build voter registration roles spring from the federal Motor Voter Act of 1993, which allows people to register at welfare offices and public places. He says allowing people to have more than one location to register is an invitation to double count people.

Gardner, with help from Senator Judd Gregg, convinced Congress to exempt New Hampshire from the federal law because it allows people to sign up at the polls. He says the state has the ultimate protection because people have to register in person and demonstrate that they live in that community.

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