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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Live discussions: make your voice heard

Do support or oppose police cameras on Elm Street in Manchester?
Jun 14, 2019 - The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire has filed a lawsuit against the City of Manchester over plans to install surveillance cameras downtown. About the cameras According to reporting from the Union Leader, the... read more
Would you support allowing tiny houses in your community?
Jun 13, 2019 - Tiny houses, defined as very small, minimalistic homes (sometimes on wheels), are becoming a popular alternative to more traditional types of housing. The issue with these houses isn’t their size, but where they can be ... read more
Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage for tipped employees?
Jun 07, 2019 - On Wednesday, the New Hampshire House voted to raise the minimum wage for tipped employees, from 45% to 50% of the regular minimum wage.  The vote was part of SB 10, a bill to raise the regular minimum wage.  Under the... read more

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.

Majority favor casino gambling - 115 participants
May 21, 2013 - On May 15, a New Hampshire House joint Fiscal and Ways & Means Committee voted 23-22 against Senate Bill 152, which seeks to clear the way for a single casino in the Granite State’s southern tier.  On May 21, Citizens Count, NH’s Live... read more
Strong majority support banning the purchase of alcohol and tobacco on EBT cards - 604 participants
Mar 19, 2014 - A proposed bill to ban the purchase of alcohol and tobacco products on Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards will likely not be passed this year. On January 8, Citizens Count, NH’s Live Free or Die Alliance decided to put the issue to its... read more
Majority oppose proposed ban on cell phone use while driving - 129 participants
Sep 30, 2013 - While New Hampshire prohibits reading and sending text messages and the two-handed use of any electronic device when driving, state lawmakers will consider new legislation next year that would ban cell phone use while driving altogether.On September... read more
Majority oppose mandatory auto insurance - 140 participants
Jan 12, 2014 - In response to the debate over cell phone use in cars, Concord resident Fred Smith recently wrote the Concord Monitor to argue that auto insurance should also be legislated and mandatory. On January 12, Citizens Count, NH’s Live Free or Die Alliance... read more
Strong majority oppose property taxes for RVs - 133 participants
Jan 19, 2014 - Travel throughout New Hampshire and there probably is no issue that can rouse such an impassioned conversation with any state resident as the issue of property taxes. Currently, some NH towns do not tax recreational vehicles parked at seasonal... read more


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