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The chief spokeswoman for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Amanda Grady Sexton, stressed however that absentee ballot voting is just one option for victims with protective orders. She said it is the responsibility of the municipalities to ensure privacy for victims regardless of whether they vote in person or absentee.
She pointed out that under RSA 654:25, a voter's name and address can be kept off of the checklist if the voter presents to the supervisor of the checklist "a valid protective order," regardless of whether the voter appears at the polling place in person or votes absentee. The law requires "a separate list of voters, which shall be non-public," to be maintained by municipalities.
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