AG Election Hotline Complaints Include Mask, Gun, Absentee Ballot Issues

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Merrimack polling place at Mastricola School.

The Attorney General’s Election Hotline received approximately 125 calls and emails during the Primary Election Day with more than 110 issues raised. The vast majority of issues were resolved on Tuesday by working directly with local election officials or voters, according to a news release from the Attorney General’s Office. Some of the issues require follow up after the election.

See list provided by the Attorney General’s Office Wednesday. requested more details and will update story when they are received.

Below is the list of categories of issues received during the State Primary and recorded on the Election Hotline Log:

Accessible voting/HAVA – 6

Mask issues – 9

Police at polls – 1

Party affiliation – 14

Cut off time – 7

Ballot machine issues – 3

Alternative voting area – 15

Proof of eligibility to vote – 5

Signs/materials – 12

Procedural counting questions – 6

COVID concerns in general – 4

Wrong time on Facebook – 2

Absentee ballot not received before Tuesday – 10

Drop off location for absentee – 6

Polls using wrong form – 2

Firearms at polls – 3

Electioneering zone – 4

Location of poll – 1

Challenger moving around – 1

Photo in poll – 1

Purging of voter list – 1

Use of nickname on ballot – 1

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