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

Joan Timmerman
Liz Tentarelli
Elise MacDonald
Kellie Smith
Mike and Stephanie Ballentine
Robert Butler
Jan Schmidt
Terri O'Rorke
Frederick Kelsey
Richard Ballou
Kathy Cobb
Sherrie Zirkle
Joan Hamblet
Anita Kydd
Dan Hubbard
Carol Rowlette
Katie Moody
Jean Balfour
Andy Lane
Robert Driscoll
Erik Corbett
Eileen Brady
Dianne Duncan
Lori Otto
John Wallace
Nancy Brown
David Heller
Patricia Waterman
Valerie Lahey
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  • Joan Timmerman
    signed 2020-04-21 09:31:12 -0400
  • Liz Tentarelli
    signed 2020-04-21 09:18:40 -0400
  • olivia zink
    published this page in Take Action 2020-04-20 16:03:22 -0400
  • Elise MacDonald
    signed 2020-04-20 13:38:31 -0400
    Thank you for promoting this crucial reform!
  • Kellie Smith
    signed 2020-04-19 22:13:04 -0400
  • Mike and Stephanie Ballentine
    signed 2020-04-19 08:52:38 -0400
  • Robert Butler
    signed 2020-04-18 14:40:35 -0400
    We need to assure that we have a policy/law that encourages the most participation.
  • Jan Schmidt
    signed 2020-04-18 14:32:54 -0400
    The time is NOW!
  • Terri O'Rorke
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  • Frederick Kelsey
    signed 2020-04-18 08:56:36 -0400
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  • Carol Rowlette
    signed 2020-04-17 18:23:55 -0400
    Everyone who is eligible to vote should be able to vote whatever way is best for them.
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