Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017
Tourists across the globe are welcomed to witness New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary that takes place every four years. People in New Hampshire on Election Day should not be voting there. Students should live up to the commitments of New Hampshire residency. These include registering cars, signing up for Granite State driver’s licenses etc.
More than 6,540 people registered to vote on Election Day, as confirmed by the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office. However, 6,033 voted without any proof of a New Hampshire domicile
Nevertheless, this incident does not prove that voters who are out-of-state are inappropriately casting their votes. This should alarm every responsible citizen who is concerned about election integrity. Point to be noted, a drive-by voter can cast a ballot with nothing more than an out-of-state ID and a smile. Approximately 491 voters used out-of-state IDs to alter their registration from one New Hampshire town to another.
However, the Attorney General’s office didn’t even show their concern to investigate these doubtful registrations before the 2012 election, bringing forth lack of funds as an important factor in doing so.