A voting rights group on Monday called for a “full review” after finding several errors on absentee New Hampshire. But the secretary of state’s office said the group is wrong in one instance and that other issues are being addressed as part of the usual pre-election process. A small number of ballots are sent 45 days before the election to military members and others overseas. The New Hampshire Campaign for Voting Rights said Londonderry’s ballots listed a candidate under the wrong party, the Bedford ballot lists a candidate twice and another candidate was left off ballots for Auburn, Sandown and Chester. The group’s director, Liz Wester, called the errors “unacceptable.”
“Whether casting an absentee ballot or walking into their polling place, Granite Staters exercising their constitutional right to vote must trust that the information on their ballot is correct,” she said in a statement.
Secretary of State Bill Gardner said the state prints thousands of unique ballots to account for all the different races being decided as well as state laws that require rotating how the parties are listed and the order in which names appear on the ballots.