"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Alexander Hamilton

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Vote by Mail- It's Fast and Easy??

Great- except NH is not a vote by mail state. That doesn't seem to be a problem for NH GOP Chairperson Jeannie Forrester. NH does have an absentee ballot, but it is supposed to be for those unable to make it to the polls. This portion of a mailer was sent out on behalf of a republican candidate in a special election for the NH Senate.

When is an absentee ballot allowed?

"Any person who is absent on the day of any state election from the city, town, or unincorporated place in which he or she is registered to vote or who cannot appear in public on any election day because of his or her observance of a religious commitment or who is unable to vote there in person by reason of physical disability may vote at such elections as provided in this chapter. For the purposes of this section, the term “employment” shall include the care of children and infirm adults, with or without compensation."

The mailer should have stated the process and qualifications for obtaining an absentee ballot. It didn't and implies anyone can vote by mail.
If the NH GOP is in support of voting by mail, perhaps in the future they should put forth legislation to truly allow it instead of continually opposing it.
Lastly, just because something is not "illegal" as Ms. Forrester stated in response to this mailer, doesn't mean it is honest.

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