Notice of Requirements to Use Absentee Ballot
IMPORTANT NOTICE – PLEASE READ
MAKE SURE YOUR VOTE COUNTS
You have requested an absentee ballot
You may vote by mail using an absentee ballot only if on election day you will be unable to vote in person because you:
Will be absent from the town or city where you are registered to vote; or
Cannot appear in public because of observance of a religious commitment;
Are unable to vote in person by reason of a physical disability;
Are unable to appear at the polls at any time during polling hours because an employment abligation requires you to remain physically at work or to be in transit to or from work from the time the polls open until after the polls close.
If you do not meet one of these requirements, then you may not vote by absentee ballot. If you are not eligible to vote by mail, please do vote in person on Election Day at your polling place.
For your absentee ballot vote to be counted you must:
Satisfy one of the requirements listed above;
Mark your ballot and place it in the envelope provided; and
Sign the affidavit printed on the outside of the envelope certifying under penalty of voting fraud that you meet one of these requirements. RSA 657:7
Get-out-the-vote advertising has encouraged voting by mail. If you are qualified and will be unable to vote in person, please do vote by mail. To ensure your voted can be counted please carefully review the requirements for voting by absentee ballot and if you are qualified carefully complete the absentee voter affidavit on the envelope.
The moderator will compare the signature on the written request for an absentee ballot to the signature on the Absentee Ballot Affidavit Envelope and your absentee ballot will be counted only if it appears that the same person signed both documents. Therefore, it is important to use the same signature on each form.
Anyone who votes or attempts to vote under the provisions of absentee voting law, chapter 657, who is not entitled to vote by absentee ballot or anyone who knowingly votes or attempts to vote in violation of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. RSA 657:24.
If you have any questions please contact the Town Clerk at 603-588-6785 ext 223