Dems call New Hampshire speaker a hypocrite on student voting

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party says House Speaker Bill O'Brien is a hypocrite when it comes to college student voting.

Ray Buckley was responding Thursday to a Sun Journal report that O'Brien's son, Brendan, registered to vote and ran for office in Lewiston, Maine, while attending Bates College. Yet Speaker O'Brien, who did not return a phone call seeking comment, supported a failed effort this year to ban out-of-state college students from voting in New Hampshire.

The Sun Journal also said Brendan O'Brien registered in his home town of Mont Vernon last fall so he could vote for his father, but still is listed on Lewiston's checklist. The state attorney general's office is looking into whether Mont Vernon election officials failed to notify Maine when he registered there.

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Bob Pachucki's picture

College Student Voters-A Regional Problem?

What ever happened to the absentee ballot? If the student is attending school at a particular place he is not a resident of that local. The loose laws regarding registering the day of election in the town where your college dorm is damaging to the verification process. Not having to adhere to the residency requirments of obtaining your driver's license, registering your car, and paying taxes and at the same time allowing your parents to claim you as a dependent in their household and state should also be challenged.

Steve  Dosh's picture

Dems call New Hampshire speaker a hypocrite on student voting

. . ßusted in New Hamster ? http://abacus.bates.edu/people/orgs/intclub/ Alo'ha from Pahoa 11.08.04 10:50 am - ish

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