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NH Cleared by Feds to Implement New Voter ID Law

The U.S. Department of Justice has cleared the way for New Hampshire to implement its new voter identification law for the upcoming elections.

New Hampshire is required to submit election law changes to the Justice Department to determine whether the changes limit anyone's right to vote due to race, color or language. In a letter Tuesday, the department said it did not object to the changes.

Under the new law, a wide range of identification would be acceptable for the election this fall, but after that, only driver's licenses, state-issued non-driver's identification cards, passports or military IDs would be allowed.

Those without photo identification would sign an affidavit and be photographed by an election official.

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