Guest post by Ed Naile, Chair of the Coalition of NH Taxpayers: A note to out-of-state Property Owners – Vote!

by Skip

Ed Naile, long time registered Democrat and ‘Grok friend, asked us to publish this.  Given that out-of-state student “residents” took full advantage of the new Voter ID law and the Judge Lewis’s ruling on it, you should as well.  After all, you pay taxes here – they only take advantage of the taxes spent.

Dear Non-resident, domiciled NH property tax payer:

Due to a recent decision by Superior Court Judge John Lewis, you are provided a unique opportunity to save property tax dollars at the local level here in NH.

According to the new definition of the term “Domicile” your property in New Hampshire allows you to vote by absentee ballot and still keep your residence in the state in which you currently reside.

New Hampshire college students have the ability to use college dorms and rental properties as “Mobile Domiciles” while keeping their drivers license in the state in which they reside, Judge Lewis having redefined the words domicile and residence.

Our suggestion to you is that you pay close attention to any bond votes in your “mobile domicile” here in NH and help us defeat unnecessary school, construction, and equipment bonds that bind NH taxpayers into long term financial agreements.

You can have a tremendous effect on your mobile domicile NH property tax and not have to attend the annual meetings in person.

Your vote WILL be critical in the upcoming local town and school elections.

Activists in your community will monitor proposed spending and notify you of critical votes you can be involved in by absentee ballot.

Recent elections in NH saw a huge increase in same-day registration and absentee ballot voting. We would like to take advantage of the recent change in the law.

Please register the next time you visit your mobile domicile here in NH.

Work with us to keep the NH property taxes low.

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  • allen

    the best way to illustrate the absurd is to take it to it’s final absolute conclusion.

    how long, exactly, would one have to rent a spot of land or a room for it to be a “mobile domicile”, and how big would it have to be? a dorm room isn’t that big. pehaps we can go smaller if a size isn’t specified by the judge.

    let’s have out of state conservatives rent 1 inch square sections of land for 9 months for a penny, and then try to vote. there will be just as much proof that they reside here as any student. we can even issue them photo ID’s that list them as a land renter and what their exact address is…down to the inch. (20 main street plus 13 inches, 15 inches from the curb).

    they all could also apply for in-state tuition rates, resident hunting/fishing licenses, and everything else! what a bargain!

    now, as soon as we do this they will put a limit on how much space and how much time one has to put in to be able to vote….which we promptly use as “disenfranchising poor voters” who can’t afford land, or large apartments.

    ahhh, using their playbook is gonna be so much FUN.

  • BAichinger

    Skip, you know what I went through. The issue is how long does the voter spend in a particular location. The college students spends more time in NH than in any other place. The out of town property owner has to spend more time at their NH address than any other place. Not necessarily 6 months and 1 day because they could spend 3 months on the road, 5 months at their NH Voting address and 4 months at another address. Also I do not think a plot of land will work with the current law or decision. It has to be a residence of some sort.

    • allen

      if they can vote here…and this is their “primary residence”…doesn’t the law require that they must change their drivers license, register their car, ect? yet, we’re not requiring that. what are the penalties for not doing those things, and should we go after these “NH residents” that don’t do so? could be a lot of lost taxes/fees. I understand our new governor is all about those sorts of things.

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