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Dartmouth Policy Research Shop Reports Findings on Voter Identification to NH House

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On Tuesday, March 6, 2012, three Dartmouth students, Stephen Prager ’14, Manav Raj ’15, and Joseph Singh ’14, from the Nelson A.  Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, traveled to the New Hampshire  House of Representatives in Concord to testify before a special session of the House Committee on Election Law at the request of Chairman David Bates.

Policy Research Shop students, Stephen Prager ’14, Manav Raj ’15, and Joseph Singh ’14, report their research findings on voter identification to a special session of the House Committee on Election Law on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

The PRS team presented the findings of their research into the number of eligible voters in New Hampshire lacking government-issued photo identification, and analyzed the costs and benefits of several policy options for reforming the voting registration and identification requirements in the state.  In addition to their powerpoint presentation, the students provided committee members with their formal report, “Voter Identification Reform in New Hampshire: Options for Reforming Voter Identification Requirements.” 

After a fifteen-minute presentation, the students responded to questions and comments from members of the committee, as well as members of the audience. The team then enjoyed a tour of the NH House, Senate, and Executive Council chambers before returning to campus.

Policy Research Shop students, Stephen Prager ’14, Manav Raj ’15, and Joseph Singh ’14, discuss their testimony with the sponsor of their voter identification project, Chairman David Bates.

The Policy Research Shop is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) program.

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