Voting http://nhpr.org en Voting And The Cycle Of Poverty http://nhpr.org/post/voting-and-cycle-poverty <p>Behind the numbers are the experiences of America's poor, which, more often than not, go unheard. This divide is the problem that N.H. writer and activist Dan Weeks addressed in the project he undertook last year, to travel around some of the poorest areas of the country by bus and see poverty close up, as well as the ways that it intertwines with a lack of political voice. Today we'll talk with him about the <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/daniel-weeks/">series of articles</a> he wrote for The Atlantic on his trip and what he saw.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 41834 at http://nhpr.org Voting And The Cycle Of Poverty Exploring Expanded Voting In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/exploring-expanded-voting-new-hampshire <p>With all the talk around a Voter ID law, which would tighten requirements for voting, others are looking to loosen the reigns. They are hoping to pass a bill in which New Hampshire would join 35 other states in&nbsp; allowing for absentee balloting. Supporters say that it would address the concerns of those who find themselves too busy to vote on Election Day or may not have transportation to get to the polls. Opponents however&nbsp;suggest that expanding voting could possibly lead to more voter fraud. We'll look at the possibilities.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 31932 at http://nhpr.org Exploring Expanded Voting In New Hampshire More Online Voter Registration Could Better Secure Vote And Save Money, Say Researchers http://nhpr.org/post/more-online-voter-registration-could-better-secure-vote-and-save-money-say-researchers <p>New Hampshire lawmakers have been looking at whether to make changes to the state’s voter identification law. Critics say provisions of the law, set to take effect this fall, would cost the state money and cause delays at the polls.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 21:24:05 +0000 Brady Carlson 27493 at http://nhpr.org More Online Voter Registration Could Better Secure Vote And Save Money, Say Researchers Long Lines At Polls Not Because Of Voter ID Law http://nhpr.org/post/long-lines-polls-not-because-voter-id-law <p></p><p>New Hampshire Elections officials say they heard a fair number of complaints about long lines at the polls.&nbsp; But as they say something other than the new voter ID law is to blame.</p><p></p><p>Talk of long lines at the polls was common on Election Day.&nbsp; And for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne, it even affected how Election Night played out. As supporters saw more and more returns favoring Democrat Maggie Hassan, a spokeswoman addressed the crowd.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:01:35 +0000 Amanda Loder 16486 at http://nhpr.org Long Lines At Polls Not Because Of Voter ID Law Record Turnout in Nashua http://nhpr.org/post/record-turnout-nashua <p>Polling stations in Nashua opened at 6 AM this morning. And many stood patiently long before the sun appeared.</p><p>With temperatures hovering around 30 degrees, at least 150 voters wrapped around the Amherst Street School building before dawn.</p><p>Arthur Barrett is the town’s moderator.</p><p>He says by around 10 AM, almost 1500 had already cast their ballots.</p><p>He compares this turnout to that of 2008:</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:59:22 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 16872 at http://nhpr.org Record Turnout in Nashua In Coos County, The Voters Are Coming http://nhpr.org/post/coos-county-voters-are-coming <p></p><p>In the towns of Dalton and Whitefield in Coos County voting was heavy Tuesday morning.</p><p>Dalton Town Moderator Ann Craxton seemed quite pleased with the way things were going.</p><p><em>“The turnout for us has been very heavy. We have 540 registered voters. We have more than 50 that voting absentee and here by 10 o’clock in the morning we’ve already had 80 come through the polls.</em></p><p>Beyond that Craxton says the voters are an eager and happy bunch.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:54:01 +0000 Chris Jensen 16320 at http://nhpr.org In Coos County, The Voters Are Coming What Has Voters Talking http://nhpr.org/post/what-has-voters-talking <p>Unprecedented spending by Super PACs has voters feeling deluged by 2012 campaign ads. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:57:35 +0000 Virginia Prescott 16204 at http://nhpr.org What Has Voters Talking