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Voting from afar

Last modified: 12/13/2011 12:00:00 AM
For some people, voting in the 2012 New Hampshire primary is already a thing of the past.

For more than a month, local election officials have been sending absentee ballots to service members and other Americans living overseas. According to a tally from the Pew Center on the States, 163 New Hampshire residents have requested ballots so far - and 25 of those ballots have already been cast.

Voting from foreign soil is governed by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. It allows for both paper and electronic transmission of ballots. According to Pew, more than half of the primary ballots were sent to overseas voters via email.


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