Procedure for Absence, Religious Observance, and Disability and Overseas Voting
657:17-a Verification of In-Person Absentee Voter.
I. An absentee voter who returns his or her completed absentee ballot to the clerk's office in person shall be treated as a verified voter provided:
(a) The voter voluntarily shows the clerk a photo identification that meets the requirements of RSA 659:13; or
(b) The voter voluntarily completes a challenged voter affidavit in the same manner as is required for an election day voter who does not present a qualified voter identification.
II. The clerk shall mark the absentee ballot affidavit enveloped "voter verified" and note on the clerk's list of absentee voters that the voter has been verified. The verified voter's signatures on the application for an absentee ballot shall not be compared to the voter's signature on the absentee ballot affidavit on election day.
III. A voter who does not present a qualified photo identification and who does not complete a challenged voter affidavit shall not be treated as a verified voter, and his or her signatures on the application for an absentee ballot shall be compared to his or her signature on the absentee ballot affidavit on election day in the same manner as other absentee voters.
Source. 2018, 329:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.