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 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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What should happen to Michael Addison – New Hampshire’s only current death row inmate – now that the death penalty has been repealed here?
Jun 20, 2019 - On October 16, 2006, Michael Addison shot police officer Michael Briggs in Manchester. The shooting took place as Briggs and his partner were responding to a domestic disturbance call involving Addison. Officers ordered Addison to freeze,... read more
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Should NH police be able to take away guns from someone threatening suicide or harm to others?
Oct 30, 2013 - The notion that we are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law is perhaps one of the most cherished and inviolable rights enjoyed by our nation’s citizens. For many Live Free or Die (LFDA) Facebook members, however, a recent bill proposed by... read more
Majority support fetal homicide bill - 92 participants
Dec 17, 2013 - When the United States Supreme Court defined fetus viability at 28 weeks in its controversial decision in Roe V. Wade in 1973, it attempted to legally answer a profound question: When does human life begin? The ruling, however, does not satisfy the... read more
Strong majority oppose abolishing death penalty - 201 participants
Apr 22, 2014 - Few punishments in our legal system engender such diametrically opposed viewpoints as does the death penalty, as those for it argue the sentence should fit the crime, while opponents cite strong moral objections. On April 22, Citizens Count, NH... read more
Would you support the sales of 'smart guns' in New Hampshire?
May 28, 2014 - While there may never be a consensus as to what constitutes a ‘smart’ decision regarding how and when a firearm should be utilized, recent developments in computer technology could render such debates academic. Referred to as ‘smart guns,’ these... read more
Strong majority support body cameras for troopers - 366 participants
Dec 07, 2014 - Following the highly publicized police shooting of an unarmed citizen in Ferguson MO, President Barack Obama announced a plan to partially fund the distribution of body cameras to police across the nation. The effort was echoed in New Hampshire by a... read more

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