Citizen Voices

Retreat requirement for deadly force outside the home?

Jul 25, 2017

Under castle doctrine laws, a resident may use deadly force without first attempting retreat if the resident is attacked in his or her home.  Under so-called "stand your ground" laws, a resident may use deadly force anywhere he or she has a right... Read more

Slight majority in favor of later school start times – 226 participants

Jul 20, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that middle/high schools delay start times until 8:30 am or later. Read more about this issue. On July 20, Citizens Count, NH’s Live Free or Die Alliance... Read more

Strong majority oppose a millionaire tax in New Hampshire – 445 participants

Jul 17, 2017

In 2018, voters in Massachusetts will consider adding an extra income tax on earnings that exceed $1 million per year. Read more about this issue. On July 17, the LFDA... Read more

Strong majority oppose giving more meals and rooms tax revenue to tourist towns – 84 participants

Jul 13, 2017

Over the years the New Hampshire Legislature has rejected several attempts to allocate more meals and rooms tax revenue back to the towns that generated it. Read more about this issue. On July 13... Read more

Majority support giving towns veto power over high voltage line projects - 330 participants

Jul 11, 2017

A bill defeated this year, HB 145, would have required towns and cities to approve high-voltage power line projects passing through their borders. Read more... Read more

Strong majority support demonstrations without a permit on campus – 126 participants

Jul 08, 2017

Some colleges and universities in New Hampshire currently restrict when and where students can demonstrate, hold signs, or distribute literature. Read more about this issue here. On July 8, Citizens Count,... Read more

Should New Hampshire let adults aged 18 to 21 drink with a parent?

Jul 05, 2017

New Hampshire legislators have considered allowing adults between age 18 and 21 to drink under the supervision of a parent or guardian, but no bill has passed. Read more about this... Read more

Citizens split on including incidents off of school grounds in bully law – 136 participants

Jul 02, 2017

In 2010, New Hampshire’s bully law was revised to include incidents that occur off of school property, like cyberbullying, provided the bullying interferes with the child’s learning. Read more about this... Read more

Should local law enforcement officers being deputized to act as federal immigration officers?

Jun 01, 2017

Soon after taking office, President Trump issued an executive order expanding a program that trains state and local law enforcement to carry out federal immigration enforcement duties.... Read more

Should members of the public be able to see annulled criminal records?

May 23, 2017

Currently in New Hampshire, records of annulled offenses are ‘sealed’, which means they do not appear on a person’s criminal record. However, there has been – and continues to be - controversy over whether annulled records should ‘unsealed’ and... Read more

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