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

Jean Lewandowski
Barbara Merrill
Stephen Spaulding
Donald Leisman
Susan Covert
Doreen Desmarais
Cecilia Haynsworth
Mary Burdett
Eric Benevides
Amara Huckabone
Gale Taylor
Kimberly Kirkland
Thomas Forsyth
Brian Beihl
Robert Brown
Max Logan
Faye Buttrick
Richard Sanders
Jeanne Cusson
Sally Hatch
Kenneth Ruby
Sherri Nixon
olivia zink
309 signatures

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  • Jean Lewandowski
    signed 2020-04-17 13:20:26 -0400
    Democracy needs us all now, more than ever.
  • Barbara Merrill
    signed 2020-04-17 13:19:23 -0400
  • Stephen Spaulding
    signed 2020-04-17 13:07:13 -0400
  • Donald Leisman
    signed 2020-04-17 13:04:37 -0400
  • Susan Covert
    signed 2020-04-17 13:02:43 -0400
    Susan Covert
  • Doreen Desmarais
    signed 2020-04-17 12:56:46 -0400
    Doreen Desmarais
  • Cecilia Haynsworth
    signed 2020-04-17 12:52:50 -0400
    Cecilia L Haynsworth
  • Mary Burdett
    signed 2020-04-17 12:32:40 -0400
  • Eric Benevides
    signed 2020-04-17 12:28:18 -0400
  • Amara Huckabone
    signed 2020-04-17 12:17:32 -0400
  • Gale Taylor
    signed 2020-04-17 12:01:51 -0400
  • Kimberly Kirkland
    signed 2020-04-17 12:00:54 -0400
  • Thomas Forsyth
    signed 2020-04-17 11:51:55 -0400
  • Brian Beihl
    signed 2020-04-17 11:51:50 -0400
    Covid 19 has exposed weaknesses in our electoral system. Doing nothing is not an option!
  • Robert Brown
    signed 2020-04-17 11:48:04 -0400
  • Max Logan
    signed 2020-04-17 11:47:54 -0400
    The constitution guarantees the right of every American to vote. We should make every effort to make it easier to exercise the right to vote, especially for the disenfranchised.
  • Faye Buttrick
    signed 2020-04-17 11:46:41 -0400
  • Richard Sanders
    signed 2020-04-17 11:45:48 -0400
  • Jeanne Cusson
    signed 2020-04-17 11:44:43 -0400
  • Sally Hatch
    signed 2020-04-17 11:41:34 -0400
  • Kenneth Ruby
    signed 2020-04-17 11:41:31 -0400
  • Sherri Nixon
    signed 2020-04-17 11:39:36 -0400
  • olivia zink
    signed 2020-04-17 11:19:47 -0400