Breaking News: NH Voter Database, Election Integrity Commission Lawsuit Dropped

by Steve MacDonald

clean-electionsHot off the digital press from Tony Shinella at Patch,

CONCORD, NH — Two elected officials and the ACLU who had planned to sue the state to keep it from releasing the voter registration database to the recently formed Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity have dropped their lawsuit after Bill Gardner agreed to only release pictures of the registered voters. The plaintiffs pointed to state law that limits access to statewide list for political purposes and limits other access to viewing at the state archives or purchasing public checklists from each municipality and stated that the release would violate the law. Gardner, according to press statement by Anne Edwards, an associate attorney general, argued that the state’s open records law, NH RSA 91-A, required the release of the marked voter checklists maintained by the state.

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