Bethlehem’s town vote might have concluded for the year, but still continuing is an investigation by the state into an anonymous political mailer sent to residents in the weeks before the election

Bethlehem’s town vote might have concluded for the year, but still continuing is an investigation by the state into an anonymous political mailer sent to residents in the weeks before the election that encouraged them to text a telephone number for a survey and vote for three specific Select Board candidates. In mid-February, a postcard mailer from “Bethlehem Inhabitants” was sent to residents telling them that the 2022 budget that was increased by 11.5 percent will result in increased property taxes if no significant revenue comes in. The mailer, lacking any identifying information about the sender as required by New Hampshire law, asked residents to text a toll-free number to join a message list and participate in a property tax survey and state if they are concerned and think property taxes are high or if they are not concerned and think taxes are affordable.

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