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 ban coupons from pharmaceutical companies for non-generic prescription drugs, if a cheaper generic drug is available?
Mar 22, 2019 - On Tuesday, March 19 the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill that prohibits pharmacies from accepting coupons for a brand-name prescription drug if a cheaper, generic version of the drug is available.   The... read more
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Should NH eliminate the requirement that a person have undergone sex reassignment surgery in order to change the sex listed on their birth certificate?
Mar 22, 2019 - This week, the New Hampshire House passed a bill that eases the requirements for changing the sex listed on a person’s birth certificate. Currently in New Hampshire, it is only possible to change the sex listed on a person’s birth... read more
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Should New Hampshire’s representatives in Congress move to make Puerto Rico a state?
Mar 20, 2019 - The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico held a referendum in June of 2017 where 97.18% of voters favored statehood. The vote faced criticism for low turnout, at just 23%, due to a boycott by members of the political party on the island in favor... read more
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Should NH ban anyone convicted of felony animal abuse from owning or living with animals for a minimum of five years?
Mar 13, 2019 - Right now, the New Hampshire Legislature is considering a bill to clarify and strengthen penalties for animal abusers. The bill adds language to the existing state animal cruelty laws. For example, it requires courts to hold a preliminary... read more
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Should NH create a tax on capital gains in order to lower state property taxes and increase public school funding?
Mar 08, 2019 - The NH Legislature is currently debating a bill that would create a 5% tax on capital gains, lower the state education property tax, and increase funding to public schools.   The problem of property-poor towns... read more
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Should NH increase how much mental health providers are paid for services to Medicaid patients?
Feb 28, 2019 - New Hampshire’s Medicaid program sets the rates for how much it will reimburse providers for a service, which is like the way insurance companies negotiate prices with health care providers. Some lawmakers believe New Hampshire needs to... read more
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Have you or a loved one sought out treatment for opioid addiction in New Hampshire? What was your experience like?
Feb 27, 2019 - In 2018, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services won a $45 million grant to help fund a new statewide system for curbing opioid addiction. The new “hub and spoke” program, which kicked off on January 1, creates an... 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.

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
Majority say land owners should not block access to beaches - 61 participants
May 14, 2014 - When one buys a piece of land, it is generally accepted that such an individual is now the sole owner of that particular piece of property. Such logic becomes muddied, however, for landowners whose property blocks access to publicly owned lands—... read more
Majority oppose commuter rail in New Hampshire - 245 participants
Nov 24, 2014 - A November 2014 study by the New Hampshire Rail and Transit Authority (NHRTA) examined the feasibility of extending commuter rail services from Massachusetts to Nashua, Manchester or Concord, and estimated that state contributions would range from $... read more
Majority support allowing ballot selfies - 194 participants
Nov 08, 2014 - Some Granite Staters elected to post ballot ‘selfies’ during this past election in protest of a law that prohibits them from doing so. On November 8, Citizens Count, NH’s Live Free or Die Alliance decided to put the issue to its Facebook members,... read more

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