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 New Hampshire make it illegal to use a fake caller ID number for telemarketing purposes?
May 15, 2019 - Have you ever received a call from a local telephone number, only to pick up the phone and realize it was an automated telemarketer? Right now, the Senate is considering HB 577, a bill that would make it illegal to “spoof” a phone... read more
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Would you support giving students a non-voting seat on your local school board?
May 10, 2019 - This fall, Manchester will ask voters whether they support the idea of creating a seat on the school board for a student. The student would have the right to participate in all school board deliberations and discussions. However, they... read more
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Do you think it is unconstitutional to display a Bible at the POW/MIA table at the VA Medical Center in Manchester?
May 09, 2019 - U.S. Air Force veteran James Chamberlain, with the help of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, is suing the Manchester VA Medical Center over the display of a Bible at a POW/MIA table. About the POW/MIA table The POW/MIA table... read more
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Do you support adding “biometric information” - like fingerprints, facial recognition data, DNA, etc. – to the state’s consumer protection laws?
May 08, 2019 - A bill that is now being considered by the Senate would prevent businesses from using biometric information about a customer “for any purpose other than that which the individual reasonably expects.”  What is “biometric... read more
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Should medical marijuana patients and their caregivers be allowed to give marijuana to other qualified patients?
May 03, 2019 - On Thursday, the New Hampshire Senate passed a bill that will allow qualified patients and caregivers to grow medical marijuana at home.  The bill, HB 364, would also allow patients and caregivers to give marijuana to other... read more
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How do you think New Hampshire schools can fight the high rate of teen suicide?
Apr 16, 2019 - According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), suicide is the leading cause of death for New Hampshire residents age 15 through 19.  Data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that 16% of... 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.

Offshore drilling in NH?
Feb 12, 2018 - The administration of President Donald Trump has announced plans to open nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling. The proposal would include previously off-limits acreage in the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic oceans, including areas... read more
Raising the smoking age?
Feb 09, 2018 - Senator David Watters (D-Dover) is sponsoring SB 545, a 2018 bill that would increase the minimum age to buy or possess tobacco products. Currently New Hampshire, like most states, allows adults age 18 and over to purchase and... read more
Residency, not domicile, for voting rights?
Feb 07, 2018 - On Wednesday, January 3 the New Hampshire Senate passed a bill that revises the definitions of residence and domicile so that a person living in New Hampshire must be a resident in order to vote. Under current state law, a person only... read more
Coyote hunting restrictions?
Feb 01, 2018 - Current regulation in New Hampshire allows the year-round hunting of coyotes. An advocacy group, Voices of Wildlife in New Hampshire, is petitioning the state Fish and Game Department to limit the coyote hunting season to Oct. 15 through March 31.... read more
Residency requirement for student votes?
Jan 29, 2018 - HB 1543, proposed for consideration in the 2018 legislative session by Rep. Brian Stone (R-Northwood), requires out-of-state college students to provide proof that they are domiciled in New Hampshire—such as a vehicle registration or... read more

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