Citizen Voices®

Citizen Voices makes it possible for people to take part in how policies are made in New Hampshire in an easy and convenient way: online.

We post clear ‘yes or no’ questions about hot issues facing the Granite State, inviting citizens to share their opinions. We analyze the discussion, summarizing the results in an easy-to-read report which we then deliver to elected officials at key points in the policy-making process, often including in-person presentation at a public hearing or emailing the New Hampshire House or Senate ahead of votes on related bills. Click here to learn more about how it's done.

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Should the state pay for towns to upgrade water treatment systems after the state implements stricter standards for PFAS contamination?
Jul 19, 2019 - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services recently passed stricter rules for the amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that can be in public water. The rules are scheduled to go into effect this October.... read more
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Should local schools be required to give academic credit for learning programs outside the classroom?
Jul 16, 2019 - New Hampshire is in the process of developing a system that will allow educational programs outside schools to give students credit for graduation.  The initiative is called “Learn Everywhere.”  How it works ... read more
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Should New Hampshire raise the age to buy tobacco products to twenty-one?
Jun 25, 2019 - On Thursday the New Hampshire House and Senate will vote on a state budget that includes a new law raising the age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old.  That restriction covers e-... read more
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Browse the archive: see where citizens stand

Explore our archive of over 300 past Citizen Voices reports by choosing an issue category, or search for specific keywords (e.g. "guns", "animals") to find related reports.

Statewide ban on guns in schools?
Jan 29, 2019 - Current federal law designates schools as “gun-free zones” meaning only licensed adults can bring guns onto school grounds.  While New Hampshire prohibits students from bringing guns to school, it does not further regulate licensed adults... read more
Should NH have a “red flag” law?
Jan 25, 2019 - Rep. Debra Altschiller has proposed legislation for 2019 instituting “extreme risk protection orders”. A person subject to an “extreme risk protection order” would be required to surrender any firearms and ammunition to law enforcement and would be... read more
Absentee ballots for all?
Jan 24, 2019 - Rep. Katherine Rogers (D-Concord) is sponsoring a 2019 bill that would allow all voters to vote by absentee ballot.   Roughly half of all states allow this “no-excuse absentee voting.” Arguments for, against absentee voting... read more
Background checks for gun shows?
Jan 23, 2019 - Right now, those wishing to purchase a gun in New Hampshire must undergo a background check in accordance with federal law.  This regulation does not apply to private sales made at gun shows, however.  This year, lawmakers will... read more
Should auto insurance be mandatory in NH?
Jan 22, 2019 - New Hampshire is one of the few states in the nation that does not currently require motorists to carry auto insurance.  HB 613, sponsored by Rep. Peter Leishman (D-Peterborough), would require proof of insurance in order to register a motor... read more

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