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

Howard K. Beale, Jr.
Linnea Dwyer
Catherine Guevarra
Elaine Thomas
Sandra Blanchard
Diana Cooper
Jonathan Sands
Rachel Trubowitz
Jill Gendron
Patty Lovejoy
Marianne Page
Elizabeth Greenberg
Charlie Zoeller
Jake Pierog
Michael Gendron
Elizabeth Poole
Sue Nastasi
Terry Reeves
Alissandra Rodriguez-Murray
Pamela Kirby
Paula Cronin
Patti Anastasia
Peter Feuer
Ann Podlipny
Joshua Meyrowitz
JoEllen Cuff
edmund becker
Erin Spencer
Mary Jensen
Jennifer Dube
309 signatures

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  • Howard K. Beale, Jr.
    signed 2020-05-12 16:29:58 -0400
  • Linnea Dwyer
    signed 2020-05-12 13:14:47 -0400
  • Catherine Guevarra
    signed 2020-05-12 11:08:42 -0400
  • Elaine Thomas
    signed 2020-05-12 07:51:06 -0400
  • Sandra Blanchard
    signed 2020-05-11 20:49:03 -0400
  • Diana Cooper
    signed 2020-05-11 19:29:32 -0400
    Diana Cooper
  • Jonathan Sands
    signed 2020-05-11 18:38:47 -0400
  • Rachel Trubowitz
    signed 2020-05-11 18:25:44 -0400
    Rachel J Trubowitz
  • Jill Gendron
    signed 2020-05-11 16:14:48 -0400
  • Patty Lovejoy
    signed 2020-05-11 15:34:06 -0400
  • Marianne Page
    signed 2020-05-11 15:29:01 -0400
    Voting should be a long deserved priviledge of every Amercan citecen!

    I agree with Common Sense Soludtions!
  • Elizabeth Greenberg
    signed 2020-05-11 14:46:17 -0400
  • Charlie Zoeller
    signed 2020-05-11 14:00:30 -0400
  • Jake Pierog
    signed 2020-05-11 13:25:30 -0400
  • Michael Gendron
    signed 2020-05-11 13:04:59 -0400
  • Elizabeth Poole
    signed 2020-05-10 14:36:52 -0400
  • Sue Nastasi
    signed 2020-05-09 15:15:20 -0400
  • Terry Reeves
    signed 2020-05-09 14:20:09 -0400
    Teresa Reeves
  • Alissandra Rodriguez-Murray
    signed 2020-05-09 12:59:07 -0400
  • Pamela Kirby
    signed 2020-05-09 12:30:18 -0400
  • Paula Cronin
    signed 2020-05-08 23:40:05 -0400
  • Patti Anastasia
    signed 2020-05-07 18:42:32 -0400
    We have no idea what our situation will be for upcoming elections, so we need to act now to put into place the comprehensive election administration planning needed to address the threats to our upcoming elections. We must ensure that every citizen is able to vote without fear for their health and safety.
  • Peter Feuer
    signed 2020-05-07 16:38:53 -0400
  • Ann Podlipny
    signed 2020-05-07 16:31:23 -0400
  • Joshua Meyrowitz
    signed 2020-05-07 15:00:46 -0400
  • JoEllen Cuff
    signed 2020-05-07 11:14:48 -0400
  • edmund becker
    signed 2020-05-07 09:44:11 -0400
  • Erin Spencer
    signed 2020-05-07 09:12:00 -0400
  • Mary Jensen
    signed 2020-05-06 11:09:34 -0400
  • Jennifer Dube
    signed 2020-05-06 10:40:53 -0400