The tradition of voting in the early morning of the day calls ‘New Hampshire’ in the US presidential election. But, This time there is some deviation from this tradition.
Not all votes are going to be taken after midnight Monday in that area of the state of New Hampshire due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Authorities say they are trying to preserve the tradition. Voters in the area will cast their first ballot in person at a polling station a few hours later.
The Dixville Notch, Millsfield and Hearts communities in the state of New Hampshire have such midnight voting. Electoral officials in charge of the Hearts Center said they could not hold the polls due to the Coronavirus epidemic.
Mark Dindorf, the returning officer in charge, said it was not possible to vote at midnight. He said he was upset about this. He said that this has to be done because of Covid-19.
There are 47 voters in that area. They will vote on election day Tuesday, breaking a long-standing tradition. Arrangements have been made for the polling from 11 am to 7 pm. There will be an election booth in the town hall.
There are 22 registered voters in the area called Millsfield. They are gathering at midnight. At a restaurant called Long Haven, these voters are preparing to cast their ballots just hours later.