By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — Voters casting ballots in the New Hampshire Presidential Primary on Tuesday, Feb. 9, will follow the same procedure that applied in the municipal election last November.
Election officials will ask all voters to present valid photographic identification. The types of identification include a driver's license issued by any state or the federal government, a non-driver identification card issued by the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles or its counterpart in another state, an identification card issued for "voting identification only" by the Division of Motor Vehicles, an identification card issued by any branch of the United States armed services, a United States passport or passcard, and a New Hampshire student identification card issued by a college or university licensed to operate in the state or a public or private high school.
In addition, the election officials may determine other forms of identification to be legitimate. However, if an authorized person challenges their decision, the voter must complete a challenged voter affidavit before obtaining a ballot. Likewise, election officials may verify a person's identity, but again, if challenged, the voter must complete a challenged voter affidavit.
Any voter who either does not have or refuses to present valid photographic identification will only be permitted after completing a challenged voter affidavit and having their photograph taken by election officials.
Voters who complete a challenged voter affidavit on election day will receive a letter from the New Hampshire Secretary of State requesting confirmation that they cast ballots. If they fail to respond within 90 days of the mailing date, the New Hampshire Attorney General will conduct an investigation to determine whether a fraudulent ballot was cast.
The Presidential Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. City polling locations are as follows:
Belknap County Nursing Home
30 County Drive.
St Andre Bessette Parish Hall
31 Gilford Avenue
Laconia Middle School - Multipurpose Room
150 McGrath Street
New Covenant Church @ Memorial Park Clubhouse
31 Lindsay Court
Woodland Heights Elementary School - Gymnasium
225 Winter Street Ext.
Leavitt Park Club House
334 Elm Street
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