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NH election workers seek tweak to absentee ballot process

NH election workers seek tweak to absentee ballot process
Looking ahead to November, some New Hampshire poll workers are warning that delays are in store if the state doesn’t grant them more leeway in processing absentee ballots before Election Day.Nearly 50 local election officials sent a letter to Gov....

A majority of President Donald Trump’s supporters plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of Joe Biden’s backers plan to vote by mail.(Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP) By CASEY McDERMOTT New Hampshire Public Radio Published: 9/19/2020 6:47:00 PM Modified: 9/19/2020 6:46:58 PM Looking ahead to November, some New Hampshire poll workers are warning that delays are in store if the state doesn’t grant them more leeway in processing absentee ballots before Election Day.Chris Sununu this week requesting the ability to more clearly mark the voter checklist to show that someone’s absentee ballot has been inspected before Election Day.Even with this change, poll workers are not allowed to open the envelope containing a voter’s absentee ballot or begin counting ballots until Election Day.

Members of the public are also allowed to raise challenges to a ballot’s validity during pre-processing, as they would at the polls on Election Day.If there are no issues with the absentee paperwork and no challenge is raised, the law says “a notation may be made on the checklist to help facilitate processing of the ballot on election day.

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