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

Ivy Vann
Janice Kelble
Rebecca MacKenzie
Carol Kraus
Jim Nourse
Gail Proctor
Ric Zaenglein
Barbara Zaenglein
Arthur Desmarais
Julie Zimmer
Rose Lanier
Anne Huberman
Jerry Conner
Elizabeth Collins
David Blair
Marcel Liberge
Mary Vallier-Kaplan
Nancy Salmon
Cynthia Caddell
lee bory
David Holt
Denise Clark
Kate Coon
Kari Nguyen
Cheri Falk
Arnie Alpert
Faith Sillars
Bonnie Wright
Lisa Demaine
Elizabeth Hansel
309 signatures

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  • Ivy Vann
    signed 2020-05-01 22:00:33 -0400
  • Janice Kelble
    signed 2020-05-01 21:39:37 -0400
  • Rebecca MacKenzie
    signed 2020-05-01 21:21:57 -0400
    Rebecca MacKenzie… Thank you, Olivia, for this good work!
  • Carol Kraus
    signed 2020-05-01 21:18:33 -0400
    I am worried about access, especially in light of the postal service’s financial predicament.
  • Jim Nourse
    signed 2020-05-01 19:48:40 -0400
  • Gail Proctor
    signed via 2020-05-01 18:55:09 -0400
  • Ric Zaenglein
    signed via 2020-05-01 18:18:02 -0400
  • Barbara Zaenglein
    signed via 2020-05-01 18:14:22 -0400
  • Arthur Desmarais
    signed 2020-05-01 17:47:33 -0400
  • Julie Zimmer
    signed 2020-05-01 17:18:06 -0400
  • Rose Lanier
    signed 2020-05-01 17:03:12 -0400
    Rose Marie Lanier
  • Anne Huberman
    signed 2020-05-01 16:06:07 -0400
    Easy voting from home is especially important for the residents of RiverMead, the retirement community where I live. Ideally, we would each receive a ballot in the mail without the added complication of having to fill out an application for it.
  • Jerry Conner
    signed 2020-05-01 16:03:23 -0400
  • Elizabeth Collins
    signed via 2020-05-01 15:41:32 -0400
  • David Blair
    signed 2020-05-01 15:14:45 -0400
    Protect the vote! Protect the Constitution! Allow voting by mail!
  • Marcel Liberge
    signed 2020-05-01 14:53:01 -0400
  • Mary Vallier-Kaplan
    signed 2020-05-01 14:40:50 -0400
  • Nancy Salmon
    signed 2020-05-01 14:39:12 -0400
  • Cynthia Caddell
    signed 2020-05-01 14:37:00 -0400
  • lee bory
    signed 2020-05-01 14:33:47 -0400
  • David Holt
    signed 2020-05-01 14:33:04 -0400
    Early voting as well!
  • Denise Clark
    signed via 2020-05-01 14:09:14 -0400
    Denise M. Clark

    We the People need secure ballot by mail for 2020 election.
  • Kate Coon
    signed 2020-05-01 14:04:36 -0400
  • Kari Nguyen
    signed 2020-05-01 14:04:23 -0400
  • Cheri Falk
    signed 2020-05-01 13:42:44 -0400
  • Arnie Alpert
    signed 2020-05-01 13:34:22 -0400
  • Faith Sillars
    signed 2020-05-01 13:21:06 -0400
    Faith Sillars
  • Bonnie Wright
    signed 2020-05-01 13:20:17 -0400
  • Lisa Demaine
    signed 2020-05-01 13:04:21 -0400
  • Elizabeth Hansel
    signed 2020-04-28 09:32:05 -0400