Town of Strafford Democratic Committee
We are a local grassroots organization in Strafford, NH working to elect Democrats in all levels of government. Our next meeting is Tuesday November 7 at the Hill Library, Strafford. This meeting will feature the 81 minute documentary Hacking Democracy, which follows Bev Harris and her band of citizen activist, as they set out to answer one simple question: How does America count its votes? And can those votes be hacked without a trace? Discussion to follow.
Erin Turmelle, Political Director of the NHDP, was the featured speaker for our October meeting. Erin started with some basic facts:
* Whether people vote in federal, state or municipal elections is public information.
* That information is posted at publicly accessible locations at all clerk’s offices in the state on the voter checklist.
* Information on the checklist includes: voter's name, street address, mailing address, town or city, voter history for an election (including whether or not one voted absentee), and party affiliation, if any, of every registered voter in the town or city.
How people vote, however, is not public.
Additionally, 72.5% of eligible voters in NH voted in the 2016 general (presidential election), a 5.2% increase from 2012.
The importance of same-day voter registration is clear: The six states with the highest voter turnout allow same-day voter registration, resulting, on average, in a 7 – 13% increase over states having no same-day registration.
Strafford Dems Summer Blueberry Festival A Great Success
We had a fantastic turn out for the event. Over a dozen items were entered into the bake-off. Please read all about it in the Foster's Daily Democrat article: www.fosters.com/news/20170729/blueberries-take-center-stage-in-strafford
Our local Democratic State Rep Candidates
"People often say with pride, 'I'm not interested in politics.' They might as well say, 'I'm not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future or any future...' If we mean to keep control over our world and lives, we must be interested in politics." -- Martha Gellhorn (1908 -1998) American novelist, travel writer and journalist