Letter: Voter privacy under attack in NH

Published: 3/11/2022 7:00:47 AM
Modified: 3/11/2022 7:00:14 AM

Barriers to voting come in different forms. Granite Staters, turn your attention to the Senate Election Law Committee and SB 418. This legislation is one of many horrid bills targeting New Hampshire voters, making it more difficult to cast your ballot. This legislation would segregate voters using a provisional ballot for all who register same-day or forget to bring their photo ID. Folks would have to take a uniquely-identifiable ballot, separated and numbered. Voter and ballot. Now linked, strikes away voter privacy and creates a segregated class of citizens.

Additionally, this process would make voter subversion easier by allowing post-election ballot cancellation. Currently, voting requirements allow qualified residents to vote with the appropriate precautions in place. Threatening eligible voters with color-coded, trackable ballots subject to cancellation is not keeping with NH’s voting tradition. This bill disrespects voters and dishonors our election process. Please speak out now if you share my belief in fair elections, voter privacy, and an equitable process for all. Visit the General Court website for committee contact information. Call or email the Senate Election Law Committee members today to oppose SB 418.

Catherine Bushueff



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