New Hampshire Officials Expect Record Turnout For Mid Term Elections

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials are predicting turnout will top half a million voters for the first time in a mid-term election on Tuesday.

Secretary of State William Gardner made his prediction Friday as he and Attorney General Gordon MacDonald outlined how the state is getting ready for Election Day. Thousands of trained volunteers will be working across the state at more than 300 polling locations, each of which will be inspected on Tuesday by staff from the attorney general’s office.

The office also is setting up a hotline to assist voters and local election officials. On the day of the state primary in September, attorneys responded to 120 calls.

MacDonald said he is confident New Hampshire will continue its tradition of fair, well-run elections with high voter turnout.