voting http://nhpr.org en Tuesday Is Deadline For N.H. Voter Registration http://nhpr.org/post/tuesday-deadline-nh-voter-registration <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire residents have one more day to register to vote in the September primary elections.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Tuesday is both the last day for new voter registration and the last day those already registered can change their party affiliations. Undeclared voters may vote in either the Republican or Democratic primaries.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:55:49 +0000 Associated Press 49601 at http://nhpr.org Massachusetts Governor To Sign Early Voting Bill http://nhpr.org/post/massachusetts-governor-sign-early-voting-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Deval Patrick is preparing to sign a bill that would allow early voting up to 11 days before Election Day, making Massachusetts the 33rd state to allow early voting.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The bill would also allow online voter registration and let 16- and 17-year-olds pre-register to vote.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:13:27 +0000 Associated Press 48946 at http://nhpr.org Massachusetts Governor To Sign Early Voting Bill Constitutionally Speaking…about voting! http://nhpr.org/post/constitutionally-speaking-about-voting <p>We look at what our nation’s most important document, the&nbsp;Constitution,&nbsp;says and doesn’t say about elections. There’s some debate over who should write the rules, the federal or state governments, also who exactly&nbsp;can cast a ballot and if voting is a right or a privilege.&nbsp; We’ll talk with those involved in new civics program called “Constitutionally speaking”.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p><p><strong>TBA</strong></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 16111 at http://nhpr.org Constitutionally Speaking…about voting! International Organizations Helping Monitor Polls on Election Day http://nhpr.org/post/international-organizations-helping-monitor-polls-election-day <p>Next week, voters will take to the polls to elect the next president of the United States.&nbsp; Watching the process will be a number of observers from all sides of the political process. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:59:21 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15791 at http://nhpr.org International Organizations Helping Monitor Polls on Election Day Pres. Clinton Criticizes N.H. Voter ID Law http://nhpr.org/post/pres-clinton-criticizes-nh-voter-id-law <p>Former President Bill Clinton is telling college students in the battleground state of New Hampshire that they have the right to vote either where they attend school or at home. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:45:15 +0000 Associated Press 14105 at http://nhpr.org Pres. Clinton Criticizes N.H. Voter ID Law Judge Orders State To Offer New Voter Registration Forms http://nhpr.org/post/judge-orders-state-offer-new-voter-registration-forms <p>A Strafford County judge says the Secretary of State must change voter registration forms before November’s election.&nbsp;</p><p>The New Hampshire League of Women Voters and four college students sued the state after it released registration forms that seemed to say voters had to meet residency requirements.&nbsp; But under state law, people who spend most of their time here for a defined period, like college students and military personnel, can vote without becoming residents.&nbsp; League Election Law Specialist Joan Flood Ashwell says she’s pleased with the ruling.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 22:27:03 +0000 Amanda Loder 13520 at http://nhpr.org Judge Orders State To Offer New Voter Registration Forms The No-Votes http://nhpr.org/post/no-votes <p>We look at the 90 million eligible voters who will not be visiting the ballot box this November 6th. Monday on the Exchange, we'll ask who they are, why they don't vote and the implications to it all.</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 13368 at http://nhpr.org The No-Votes No Settlement Reached In Voter Registration Suit http://nhpr.org/post/no-settlement-reached-voter-registration-suit <p>The New Hampshire attorney general's office says the state and two advocacy groups have failed to reach a settlement in a case challenging a new law that blocks out-of-state students from voting unless they establish legal residency in the state.</p><p>A superior court judge set a deadline of Friday for the state and the New Hampshire chapters of the League of Women Voters and the American Civil Liberties Union to reach a compromise.</p><p>Assistant Attorney General Richard Head says settling constitutional challenges is no easy task. He says the office will await the court's ruling.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 20:43:16 +0000 Associated Press 13382 at http://nhpr.org No Settlement Reached In Voter Registration Suit Judge Sets Friday Deadline For Voter Registration Agreement http://nhpr.org/post/judge-sets-friday-deadline-voter-registration-agreement <p>New Hampshire’s League of Women Voters could reach an agreement with the state soon on a controversial addition to voter registration forms.&nbsp; This following Wednesday’s hearing in Strafford County Superior Court.&nbsp;</p><p>The Strafford County judge has set noon, Friday, as deadline for an agreement.&nbsp; The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, representing the League of Women Voters and four college students—recently filed suit against the state.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:34:13 +0000 Amanda Loder 13295 at http://nhpr.org Judge Sets Friday Deadline For Voter Registration Agreement 168,000 Voters Expected At Polls Today http://nhpr.org/post/168000-voters-expected-polls-today <p>It’s primary day, and despite an incredibly close race in the Democratic gubernatorial contest, many more Republican voters are expected at the polls.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 12631 at http://nhpr.org 168,000 Voters Expected At Polls Today Will 2008's Surge In Young Voters Continue In 2012? http://nhpr.org/post/will-2008s-surge-young-voters-continue-2012 Historically, young people have been much less likely to vote than older Americans.<p>That trend has started to change in the past few presidential election cycles, especially in 2008, when a <a href="http://www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/p20-562.pdf" target="_blank">census report</a> found that 49 percent of those ages 18 to 24 who were eligible to vote participated in the presidential election.<p>While still significantly lower than the overall voter participation rate of 64 percent, the youngest demographic was the only age group to show a statistically significant jump in 2008 participation, Tue, 03 Apr 2012 21:22:00 +0000 2941 at http://nhpr.org Will 2008's Surge In Young Voters Continue In 2012? Sen. Gallus Supported Controversial, Tougher Voter ID http://nhpr.org/post/sen-gallus-supported-controversial-tougher-voter-id <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/Senate/members/webpages/district01.aspx">Sen. John Gallus</a>, a Republican from Berlin who represents the North Country, was among 19 senators voting last week in favor of a new and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/SB0318.pdf">more restrictive voter identification measure.</a></p> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:49:40 +0000 Chris Jensen 2737 at http://nhpr.org Senate Pulls Lever on Another Voter ID Law http://nhpr.org/post/senate-pulls-lever-another-voter-id-law <p>Along party lines,&nbsp;the New Hampshire Senate today passed a second, more restrictive voter ID measure. Earlier this month, a bill requiring voters to show valid photo identification or sign an affidavit was approved with the backing of Town Clerks and the Secretary of State.</p><p>This new Republican-backed legislation would require those seeking to vote in New Hampshire to also register their vehicles in the State and apply for a New Hampshire driver&rsquo;s license.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:33:02 +0000 Todd Bookman 2669 at http://nhpr.org To Get Out The Vote, Evangelicals Try Data Mining http://nhpr.org/post/get-out-vote-evangelicals-try-data-mining When Bill Dallas first heard that 15 to 20 million Christians in the U.S. are not registered to vote, he couldn't believe it.<p>"Initially, it surprised me. And then I thought to myself, 'Wait a minute, <em>I'm</em> not registered,' Dallas says. "Why wasn't I registered? Well, because I didn't think my vote made a difference."<p><strong>Identifying Christians With Data Points</strong><p>Dallas, an evangelical Christian, has since become a voter. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:11:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2170 at http://nhpr.org To Get Out The Vote, Evangelicals Try Data Mining Study: 1.8 Million Dead People Still Registered To Vote http://nhpr.org/post/study-18-million-dead-people-still-registered-vote Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much. But they do agree that voter registration lists across the country are a mess.<p>A <a href="http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/report_detail.aspx?id=85899370604" target="_blank">new report by the Pew Center on the States</a> finds that more than 1.8 million dead people are currently registered to vote. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:05:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 1853 at http://nhpr.org Study: 1.8 Million Dead People Still Registered To Vote