What happens after completing a Challenged Voter Affidavit (CVA)?
After the election, completed Challenged Voter Affidavits (CVA) along with photographs or religious exemption forms are returned to the City Clerk’s Office after the Supervisors of the Checklist notify the Secretary of State as to the names of the voters who completed the CVA’s. The forms stay in the City Clerk’s Office for the same amount of time that we are required to keep the ballots for an election. This timeframe is dictated by NH Law (RSA 33-A:3-a) and for this election, they will be held on file for 22 months.


If you complete a Challenged Voter Affidavit (CVA), you will receive a verification letter from the Secretary of State requesting confirmation that you voted in the election. If you do not respond in writing to the Secretary of State within 90 days of the date it was mailed, the Attorney General will conduct an investigation to determine whether fraudulent voting occurred.

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1. How do I register to vote in Lebanon?
2. Where do I register to vote?
3. What documentation do I need to register to vote?
4. Can you register to vote without a Photo ID?
5. What if I do not have photo ID?
6. Can I register to vote at the polls on Election Day?
7. In which voting ward do I reside (ie. where do I vote)?
8. Why is there an election official stationed at the voting machine?
9. If I was interested in helping out at the polls on Election Day, whom should I contact?
10. How do I properly put the ballot into the voting machine?
11. How can I learn more about elections?
12. Can I vote by absentee ballot simply because I don’t want to go to the polls on Election Day?
13. When requesting an absentee ballot, can my spouse or someone else sign the absentee ballot request form for me if I am not available to do it myself?
14. Will I be notified if my absentee ballot is not counted?
15. Can I email my request for an absentee ballot to the City Clerk’s Office?
16. When I request an absentee ballot, how can I find out when my request was received and when my ballot was mailed to me?
17. Can my spouse or parent return my absentee ballot for me?
18. Why does the Ballot Clerk ask for me to speak my name and address?
19. At times, why are there people sitting behind the ballot clerks watching voters check in?
20. What if I make a mistake on my ballot?
21. Is the Moderator looking to see how a voter voted when they process the absentee ballots?
22. When inserting my ballot into the voting machine, do I put the ballot in face up or face down?
23. Why is there an election official stationed at the voting machine watching me put my ballot in the machine?
24. What happens after completing a Challenged Voter Affidavit (CVA)?
25. What is Electioneering?
26. How many election officials are there per ward?
27. How do you accommodate voters with disabilities?
28. What do the Election Officials do?