Citizen Voices

Top two primary in NH?

Sep 05, 2017

A top two primary system is where candidates from all political parties are listed on a single primary ballot. The two candidates who get the most votes, regardless of political affiliation, advance to the general election. ... Read more

Should state tests be based on Common Core?

Aug 31, 2017

School districts are all required to administer state performance assessments in order to qualify for federal funding. In New Hampshire, most schools use the Smarter Balanced Assessments, which are based on Common Core.... Read more

Should teens vote in the primaries?

Aug 28, 2017

Allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primaries does not violate the 26th Amendment, which only forbids states from setting a voting age older than 18. Read more. On August 28, Citizens Count, NH’s Live Free or Die... Read more

Shipyard climate change concerns

Aug 24, 2017

A 2016 report from the Union of Concerned Scientists predicted that in a worst case scenario, one quarter of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard will be underwater by the end of the century.... Read more

Citizens divided on healthcare scholarships – 107 participants

Aug 19, 2017

This year, a bill to create a healthcare scholarship program was shot down in the New Hampshire House. Read more about this issue. On August 19, Citizens Count, NH’s Live Free or Die Alliance decided... Read more

Strong majority oppose more funding for private heroin treatment programs – 248 participants

Aug 08, 2017

Uninsured addicts can be left struggling to pay for treatment, and even those who are covered can have difficulty finding space in residential or intensive outpatient treatment centers, where demand far exceeds capacity. ... Read more

Strong majority favor disqualifying students paying out-of-state tuition from voting – 235 participants

Aug 07, 2017

The issue of out-of-state college students and their right to vote has been the subject of bills nearly every legislative session for the past few years. Read more about this issue. On August 7, Citizens Count,... Read more

Citizens divided on investing in job training programs – 202 participants

Aug 03, 2017

With one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, New Hampshire has a shortage of workers in several fields, particularly in health care and technology. Read more about this issue. On... Read more

Strong majority oppose public campaign financing – 151 participants

Jul 31, 2017

New Hampshire does not currently offer any sort of public financing for elections, but there are some in the state calling for that to change. Read more about this issue. On July 31,... Read more

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

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