Protect Elections

COVID-19 has upended the country and the Granite State, and its economic and social impacts are still unfolding. While the proactive, collaborative spirit our elected leaders have brought to the state’s virus response has been much appreciated, in that same spirit we must protect fairness in our elections. No one should have to choose between their health and safety and their constitutional right to vote. To ensure this, planning to guarantee ballot accessibility to all eligible Granite Staters must start now. 

Below are outlined policies that would help prepare for the assumption that COVID-19 will continue to be a factor in the fall and ensure that the 2020 elections are safe and accessible to all eligible voters for the September 8th primary and November general election.

The common sense solutions below are proposed with the assumption that they will not be long-term reforms, but will sunset after the 2020 election. A pandemic calls for creative, urgent actions.

  • Allow no excuse absentee voting and mail a ballot to every New Hampshire voter.
  • Establish online voter registration. 
  • Allow voter registration by mail. 
  • Create a statewide absentee ballot application website.
  • Cut the red tape on returning absentee ballots by allowing voters to decide who they trust to return their ballots.
  • Establish secure public places for returning absentee ballots.
  • Appropriate additional state funds for  public education and local election administration.
  • Establish in-person Election Day protocol to both protect election officials and the public with considerations and safety measures.

Please fill in the form below to add your voice to the call for the comprehensive election administration planning needed to address the threat that COVID-19 poses to New Hampshire's Fall elections.

 

Who's signing

james goodwin
Judy Krassowski
Stephen Powell
Elizabeth DiPrima
Lucie Bryar
Sally J Davis
Barbara Heywood
Nancy Heywood
Diane Hanley
Ella McGrail
Linda Bundy
Kathy Schnyer
Candace S. Wharton
Irene Grand
Lisa DeMio
Carol Vance
Susann Foster Brown
Charles E. Proulx, Jr.
Elizabeth Mason
Caroline King
Michele Kincaid
Laura Eddings
Carol Cooper
Shirley Sauvageau
Glen Sell
Richard Leonard
Annette Sell
Debbie Hendrickx-Smith
Lauren Warner
John Perry
310 signatures

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  • james goodwin
    signed 2020-10-12 13:07:24 -0400
  • Judy Krassowski
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  • Stephen Powell
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  • Elizabeth DiPrima
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  • Lucie Bryar
    signed 2020-06-09 09:27:14 -0400
  • Sally J Davis
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  • Barbara Heywood
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  • Nancy Heywood
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  • Diane Hanley
    signed 2020-05-26 23:36:50 -0400
  • Ella McGrail
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  • Linda Bundy
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  • Kathy Schnyer
    signed 2020-05-19 19:38:19 -0400
  • Candace S. Wharton
    signed 2020-05-19 07:52:34 -0400
  • Irene Grand
    signed 2020-05-18 18:49:32 -0400
  • Lisa DeMio
    signed 2020-05-18 16:27:17 -0400
  • Carol Vance
    signed 2020-05-18 12:06:07 -0400
    Carol L Vance
  • Susann Foster Brown
    signed 2020-05-18 07:40:46 -0400
  • Charles E. Proulx, Jr.
    signed 2020-05-17 23:45:43 -0400
    Charles E Proulx Jr
  • Elizabeth Mason
    signed 2020-05-17 18:30:07 -0400
  • Caroline King
    signed 2020-05-17 18:02:45 -0400
  • Michele Kincaid
    signed 2020-05-17 16:08:04 -0400
    Michele O’Neil Kincaid
  • Laura Eddings
    signed 2020-05-17 15:17:02 -0400
  • Carol Cooper
    signed 2020-05-17 14:01:32 -0400
    Please we all need to be able to exercise our right to vote without taking a chance of getting or giving COVID-19 to anyone.
  • Shirley Sauvageau
    signed 2020-05-17 13:00:02 -0400
  • Glen Sell
    signed 2020-05-17 12:24:07 -0400
  • Richard Leonard
    signed 2020-05-17 11:40:20 -0400
  • Annette Sell
    signed 2020-05-17 11:28:53 -0400
    Annette Sell
  • Debbie Hendrickx-Smith
    signed 2020-05-17 10:55:31 -0400
  • Lauren Warner
    signed 2020-05-17 10:46:26 -0400
    Keep our elections fair, honest, and open to scrutiny.
  • John Perry
    signed 2020-05-17 09:23:53 -0400