I got a press release yesterday – worth posting in full:
New Website NHVoterProtection.org Educates Granite Staters of Voting Rights, Responsibilities
Website Launched to Protect NH Voters After Slew of Anti-Voter Legislation
CONCORD, NH – Last session the New Hampshire Legislature passed laws that added new steps and confusion to the voting process in the Granite State. To help counteract the negative effects of these changes, Granite State Progress Education Fund and New Hampshire Citizens Alliance have created a website dedicated to educating voters about the changes and ensuring Granite Staters exercise their right to vote. The website, www.NHVoterProtection.org, contains a breakdown of the new laws that affect voting, and what to do if you are unfairly challenged at the polls.
“Every qualified New Hampshire citizen over the age of 18 has the right to vote, period,” Zandra Rice Hawkins, Executive Director of Granite State Progress Education Fund said. “The goal of NHVoterProtection.org is to guarantee Granite Staters have the information they need to successfully participate in our democratic process.”
NHVoterProtection.org contains a wealth of information on important topics ranging from student voting rights to the ins and outs of the new voter ID laws. The website also offers links to important state voting services, including registration and absentee ballot information.
“The trial run of these new laws during the September Primary clearly demonstrated that New Hampshire is not ready to implement them without jeopardizing voter rights,” Sarah Chaisson Warner, Executive Director of New Hampshire Citizens Alliance said.”We felt it was only right to make sure people understood their rights and the new laws. The most important thing is to let New Hampshire citizens know that they can vote even if they don’t have photo identification. Voters can always fill out an affidavit instead.”
The joint project aims to make sure no voter feels intimidated or pressured while performing his or her constitutional right to cast a ballot. NH Citizens Alliance will have poll watchers stationed throughout the state to hold voter education signs and monitor any issues that arise. A hotline has been set-up to address any problems and can be found online at the voter protection website, www.NHVoterProtection.org