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.
Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 2:11 pm
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For the third time in a decade, New Hampshire voters are being asked to approve a constitutional amendment that would give the legislature more power to regulate the Granite State's court system.
Question 2 on the Nov. 6 ballot would give lawmakers "concurrent power" with the state Supreme Court to establish judicial procedures, from how to file a lawsuit, to which cases are heard on appeal, to what evidence is admissible at trial.
President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton rallied a crowd of 14,000 people in Concord New Hampshire Sunday. It was Mr. Obama’s final bit of local campaigning, and it came in the wake of new UNH poll that shows him in a tie with Republican Mitt Romney.
Politics have divided our country to the extent that the two sides not only disagree on the solutions to the country’s problems, they represent two different realities. This week we hear from people who are intimately familiar with this rift. They’ve lost friends. They’ve become estranged from family. They've watched civility cede to skirmishes. Our political civil war and its consequences: a special pre-election episode.
Friday night, St. Anselm College hosted the final debate between the candidates for the 2nd District congressional seat. While abortion has been a signature social issue of the race, this time around, the candidates sparred on gay marriage.
Much of the election limelight has been on big races at the top of the ballot. But here in New Hampshire, there are also hundreds of state senate and house races on the ballot – races that often go unnoticed, despite the fact that the winning candidates can have a game-changing sway over local politics.
Bette Lasky and Peggy Gilmour have a lot in common. Together, they host a weekly radio show on a local AM station. In 2010, they both lost their state senate races. Two years later, these two Democrats want their jobs back.
The US Attorney and state Attorney General will run special election complaint hotlines on Tuesday. Assistant AG Richard Head says 30 lawyers and investigators will also be stationed at polling places across the state. Typically, he says, the office fields around a hundred complaints on Election Day.
“There is no typical voter complaint," Head says with a chuckle. "They can range anywhere from machines not working properly to signs--a wide range of issues.”