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Requests for absentee ballots surge in Tuftonboro


September 03, 2020
TUFTONBORO — Tuftonboro Town Clerk Jennifer Coulter reports that as of Friday, Aug. 25, her office had received 195 requests for absentee ballot applications for the State Primary scheduled for Sept. 8 in the Tuftonboro Central School on Route 109A. The total in 2018 was 22. Application for absentee ballots for the General Election in November may be made at the same time.

The surge is apparently due in large part to residents' desire to avoid possible exposure to Covid-19.

It is easy to obtain an application by downloading the form from a link on the town webiste., calling 569-4539, or stopping by the office. The next step is to fill it out and return it to the town clerk in person at 240 Middle Rd. or by mail at P.O. Box 98 , Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816. A ballot will be mailed to you soon after.

Residents may acquire an absentee ballot for any of several reasons: being absent from the voter's city or town; a religious observance; disability or illness; employment commitments (including caregiving) during the entire time the polls are open; and this year the governor has added concerns over Covid-19 as a permissible reason.

Completed ballots must be returned by mail or in person to the town clerk.

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