(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/7/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged all eligible Muslim voters in New Hampshire to participate in that state’s primary election to be held Tuesday, February 11.
“The New Hampshire primary is too close to call and the Muslim vote could be the deciding factor,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “CAIR is encouraging all eligible voters to head to the polls this Tuesday.”
CAIR notes a photo ID is required to vote in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire is a same day voter registration state: State residents can register at their polling place on election day. Follow the link for a list of town and city clerks and their contact information to learn more about same day registration: http://sos.nh.gov/VoteInforLook.aspx
Time of polls opening and closing differ by location: Follow the link to find your polling station and to determine when it opens: https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/PollingPlaceSearch.aspx
Absentee Ballot Requirements: The deadline to request an absentee ballot isMonday, February 10. The deadline to return, in-person, a completed absentee ballot is Monday, February 10, 5:00 P.M. Follow the link to request an absentee ballot and for more information on absentee voting: http://sos.nh.gov/ElecForms2.aspx
If you believe your voting rights have been violated, please contact the Council on American-Islamic Relations at (202) 488-8787 or [email protected].
In January, CAIR launched its 2020 Muslims Vote Campaign (#MuslimsVote) designed to empower American Muslims by increasing their political capacity and presence in the 2020 General Election.
CAIR kicked off the campaign with the release of its 2020 General Election “Sample Questions for Candidates and Government Officials” toolkit and a “State Voter Registration, Primary, Caucus, and Special Election Calendar” as a Muslim community resource.
On Monday, CAIR released a Pre-Iowa Caucus Poll surveying 346 registered Muslim voters nationwide who said they would support a Democratic Party presidential candidate if an election were held today.
Of those surveyed, Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders took the lead with 39 percent support, followed by Joe Biden at 27 percent, Michael Bloomberg at 9 percent, Elizabeth Warren at 9 percent, Pete Buttigieg at 1 percent, Andrew Yang at 1 percent, Tom Steyer at 1 percent, and 11 percent saying they were unsure who they would vote for.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.