After reportedly receiving complaints from voters in nearly two dozen communities regarding the state’s new voter ID law, the League of Women Voters and the New Hampshire chapter of the Civil Liberties Union are contemplating a legal challenge. Claire Ebel, executive director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, said the complaints ran the gamut from signs in polling places saying identification was required, to some voters claiming they were told they had to show a photo ID before they could vote. “The debacle that occurred in some places yesterday may impact the decision on whether to challenge the voter ID law,” Ebel said yesterday. “Information given (Tuesday) may give more credence to challenging that law.”
Meanwhile, in Manchester a ward moderator said he asked a Hispanic activist where she was from because he believed she worked for a media organization, and they had a confrontation after she started taking photographs. “Nobody would ask where are you from meaning what country are you from,” said the Ward 8 Moderator Alan Peduzzi.
Eva Castillo, a member of Gov. John Lynch’s Latino affairs commission and the Manchester Police Commission, had told the Union Leader on Tuesday that she believed the question was related to her accent. She said the poll workers became concerned when she started taking photographs of a sign spelling out the new election law. She also said a poll workers twice told her she needed to show an ID to get a ballot.
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