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Policy Research Shop Testimony: March 6, 2012

PRS 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 Comittee on Election Law

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PRS Students Testify before NH House Committee on Election Law

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. 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.

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