Pursuant to a recent change in the NH Election Laws of 2020, Chapter 14 authorizes the Moderator to partially process the absentee ballots received in the Alton Town Clerk's office on the Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Monday prior to the election. Therefore, on Friday, October 30, 2020, at 9:00 am the Absentee Ballots will be partially processed in the first floor Heidke Conference Room of the Alton Town Hall. This process is open to the public. At that time the outer envelope of each returned absentee ballot shall be opened, the affidavit on the inner envelope shall be examined, the voter's name shall be announced, an opportunity for a challenge of the ballot shall be given, and a notation will be made on the checklist to help facilitate the processing of the ballots on Election Day. The affidavit envelope will not be opened, and the ballot will not be counted at this session.