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Upper Valley Election Officials Ready for Primary

With less than two weeks remaining before the first in the nation New Hampshire primary, election officials across the Upper Valley met Wednesday to discuss final preparations – including the state’s new voter identification law.

The law – which was passed more than three years ago but will be in effect for the primary for the first time come Feb. 9 – requires all potential voters to display a valid form of identification prior to receiving a ballot.

Voters without a valid ID will be asked to fill out an affidavit swearing you are who you say you are, before an election official takes your photograph.

Upper Valley officials met at the Fireside Inn & Suites in West Lebanon to discuss concerns about the law, including what officials should do if they recognize someone without a valid ID.

Many officials are expecting little to no issues on election night, though, as it’s thought that most voters already head to the polls with valid identification.

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