Candidate mailing tells voters ‘voter identification will be required’
DOVER, NH – Senate candidate Phyllis Woods sent a mass mailing to the voters of Senate District 4 with the wrong information about Election Day voting requirements. The mailing reads: “Voter identification will be required. Remember your Photo ID.”
The NH Voter Protection team issued the following statement from Sarah Chaisson Warner, Executive Director of New Hampshire Citizens Alliance:
“This information is misleading. New Hampshire citizens need to know that they can vote even if they don’t have photo identification. Voters can always fill out an affidavit instead. We are very concerned about misinformation being spread by candidates or parties. It is particularly important that Granite Staters know there are alternatives to providing a photo ID this year, especially since the State of New Hampshire was so late in offering voters alternative forms of photo identification.”
“We call on Phyllis Woods to issue a clarifying statement to the voters in Senate District 4 and to refrain from using misleading statements like this in any subsequent mailings.”
NH Citizens Alliance is part of a voter protection team that will have poll watchers stationed throughout the state to hold voter education signs and monitor any issues that arise on Election Day. NH Citizens Alliance and Granite State Progress Education Fund have also released a website, www.NHvoterprotection.org, with information addressing the ins and outs of the new voter ID laws. The joint project aims to make sure no voter feels intimidated or pressured while performing his or her constitutional right to cast a ballot.
A copy of the Woods mailing is available by request. The Voter Protection team will be watching out for similar candidate mailings.