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.

Annulling records of marijuana offenses
Jan 17, 2018 - A bill being considered by the Legislature this year would make it easier for adults to have arrests and convictions for possession of small amounts of marijuana removed from their criminal records. The bill would do away with the waiting... read more
Boat fees for search and rescue
Jan 16, 2018 - HB 1794, proposed by Rep. Jonathan Manley, would implement a $1 fee on rentals of canoes, kayaks, jet skis and other small watercraft, with proceeds going to the state’s search and rescue fund. It is one of several proposals for increasing cash... read more
Raising the minimum age to marry?
Jan 15, 2018 - Today, New Hampshire law allows boys as young as 14 and girls as young as 13 to enter into a marriage contract, with parental permission and approval from a court. Representative Jacalyn Cilley (D-Strafford) has introduced HB 1587... read more
Guns on campus?
Jan 10, 2018 - A bill sponsored by state Rep. Brian Stone (R-Northwood) would prevent public colleges and universities in New Hampshire from passing restrictions on carrying firearms outdoors on campus grounds. According to Rep. Stone, the bill is... read more
Fund body cameras with vanity plates?
Jan 09, 2018 - HB 1730 creates a new “public safety enhancement” fund to pay for police body cameras for local, county and state police. The fund would include money from federal grants and private donations, as well as proceeds from “prestige number” vanity... read more

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