ALTON — Campaign advertisements are inescapable during election season. Print ads decorate the margins of newspapers, physical yard signs erupt from the ground in neighborhoods and intersections, while more impassioned voters become human billboards for their favored candidates with buttons, T-shirts and ball caps. Until now, voters couldn’t eat campaign materials.

This year, candy bars made their debut on the New Hampshire election scene, and not without controversy. Belknap County House District 7 Republican primary candidate David Hershey was reported to the N.H. Attorney General’s Office for giving away fun-sized Hershey bars to prospective voters outside of his local polling station.

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