We look at what our nation’s most important document, the Constitution, says and doesn’t say about elections. There’s some debate over who should write the rules, the federal or state governments, also who exactly can cast a ballot and if voting is a right or a privilege. We’ll talk with those involved in new civics program called “Constitutionally speaking”.
Today, everyone who goes to the polls will be asked to show a photo-ID in order to vote. This is the second step in a phased in process instituting voter ID’s over the next few election cycles. The process began with the primary in September when poll workers asked to see an ID but let voters cast a ballot regardless of whether they produced one or not.
Today poll workers will ask for an ID, and anyone who does not have one will have to sign “a qualified voter affidavit” stating,
Tomorrow its predicted that more than seven hundred thousand Granite Staters will be walking into town halls, school gymnasiums, and church basements. And with pencils and pens, they will fill in their choice for everything from President to Selectman. But have you ever wondered where all those ballots come from? There’s one Concord-based company prints all of them, each election cycle and has been doing so for 30 years. NHPR’s Keith Shields, took a tour and the facility and brings you this story.