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.

Ban "use it or lose it" vacation policies?
Jul 06, 2018 - This year legislators voted down HB 1201, a bill that would prohibit “use it or lose it” vacation policies. If the bill had passed, companies would have had to pay workers for vacation time they earned but couldn’t take due to the needs of the... read more
More all-electronic tolling for NH?
Jul 02, 2018 - New Hampshire’s latest 10-year transportation plan — which was recently signed by Gov. Sununu — includes the installation of all-electronic turnpike tolls in Bedford, Dover, and Rochester. All-electronic tolls deduct from pre-paid transponders or... read more
Limits on law enforcement use of genealogy websites?
Jun 27, 2018 - This year law enforcement identified serial killers from New Hampshire and California after investigators uploaded DNA evidence to genealogy websites. Those websites showed possible distant relatives; officers used that information to construct... read more
Changing table requirement in public restrooms?
Jun 22, 2018 - A New Hampshire father of four recently made news when he posted on social media about having to change his daughter’s diaper on the floor of a restaurant mens’ room due to the lack of a changing table. Right now, New Hampshire law does not require... read more
Teacher raises for police training?
Jun 18, 2018 - North Carolina is considering a bill that would give teachers a $3,000 pay raise if they complete training to become a school resource officer, with the same powers as a police officer. School districts could decide whether those teachers carry... read more

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