- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Officials say nearly 700 ballots cast in the 2014 New Hampshire primary and general elections involved voters who didn’t show a photo ID at the polls and have not returned postcards confirming their identity.

Under state law passed in 2011, voters without ID must sign a challenge affidavit to confirm their identity. The secretary of state’s office then sends a postcard to them asking for confirmation of the vote.

The Telegraph reports (https://bit.ly/1AQyjKf ) the 697 cases of unreturned post cards involve less than 1 percent of the more than 661,000 votes cast in the two elections covered by the most recent state report.

Officials say the actual number of voters is probably fewer. They believe some unreturned postcards may involve the same person declining to respond in both elections.

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Information from: The Telegraph, https://www.nashuatelegraph.com


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