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

Linda Porter
Jan Jacome
Susan Wrightsman
Olivia Krommes
John Banderob
Nancy Sheridan
Tim White
Beverly Woods
Nancy Greenwood
Corinne Dodge
Barbara Gilbert
Jesseca Timmons
Jeanne Torpey
Neil Lewis
Sandra Lafleur
Marie Nardino
Jean Eno
Julien & Claire Karibian
Barbara Dennett
Mary Till
Victoria Parmele
Marsha Feder
Delbert Meyer
Laura Gourlay
Scott Lawrence
Lucinda Reid
Frances Hopper
Jean Lightfoot
janet collett
Meg Robbins
309 signatures

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  • Linda Porter
    signed 2020-05-06 09:40:21 -0400
  • Jan Jacome
    signed 2020-05-06 09:34:58 -0400
  • Susan Wrightsman
    signed 2020-05-05 16:17:53 -0400
  • Olivia Krommes
    signed via 2020-05-05 13:30:13 -0400
  • John Banderob
    signed 2020-05-04 22:48:34 -0400
  • Nancy Sheridan
    signed 2020-05-04 21:42:30 -0400
  • Tim White
    signed 2020-05-04 20:50:26 -0400
  • Beverly Woods
    signed 2020-05-04 20:38:21 -0400
  • Nancy Greenwood
    signed 2020-05-04 19:54:31 -0400
  • Corinne Dodge
    signed 2020-05-04 18:01:24 -0400
  • Barbara Gilbert
    signed 2020-05-04 10:58:31 -0400
  • Jesseca Timmons
    signed 2020-05-04 09:38:30 -0400
  • Jeanne Torpey
    signed 2020-05-04 06:37:20 -0400
  • Neil Lewis
    signed 2020-05-04 05:39:30 -0400
  • Sandra Lafleur
    signed 2020-05-03 23:26:50 -0400
    It’s high time we address our election mess and make it easier to vote! These options would help. Sandy Lafleur, Wilton
  • Marie Nardino
    signed 2020-05-03 19:38:00 -0400
  • Jean Eno
    signed 2020-05-03 19:31:05 -0400
  • Julien & Claire Karibian
    signed 2020-05-03 16:52:29 -0400
    Julien & Claire Karibian. Let me know how I can help to make any or all of the options happen.
  • Barbara Dennett
    signed 2020-05-03 12:11:36 -0400
  • Mary Till
    signed 2020-05-03 10:13:47 -0400
    Also simplify requests for absentee ballots by providing one form with check offs for the elections for which a ballot is requested rather than having to fill out essentially the same form for multiple elections.
  • Victoria Parmele
    signed via 2020-05-03 10:04:00 -0400
  • Marsha Feder
    signed 2020-05-03 08:22:58 -0400
  • Delbert Meyer
    signed 2020-05-02 20:18:38 -0400
  • Laura Gourlay
    signed 2020-05-02 19:03:28 -0400
  • Scott Lawrence
    signed 2020-05-02 14:54:03 -0400
  • Lucinda Reid
    signed via 2020-05-02 13:47:26 -0400
  • Frances Hopper
    signed via 2020-05-02 13:44:36 -0400
  • Jean Lightfoot
    signed 2020-05-02 13:25:15 -0400
  • janet collett
    signed 2020-05-02 12:24:15 -0400
    Affirming belief in democracy!
  • Meg Robbins
    signed via 2020-05-02 11:38:51 -0400