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CALL TO ACTION - REACH OUT TO THE SENATE ELECTION LAW COMMITTEE
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Almost 90% of NH municipalities use vote-counting machines programmed with secret, proprietary software.

Do you trust the machines to provide an accurate vote count?


Do you believe Election Officials should be required to blindly accept the accuracy of the machine count?

Please join NHCRN in standing up for election integrity and one of our most basic civil rights, our right to vote and have our vote counted accurately.

SB 109 - as amended, proposes to clarify moderators' authority to randomly and openly conduct a verification count of machine-counted ballots, after polls close, but prior to attesting to the accuracy of the vote. This bill provides a method for moderators to comply with the duties they take an oath to uphold in Part 2, Art. 32 of the NH Constitution, state law, and the right of the people to an accurate vote count.



SB 109 - as amended will likely receive a recommendation -  Ought-to-pass-as-amended (OTPA), or Inexpedient to Legislate (ITL) - from the Senate Election Law Committee anytime around committee meetings scheduled for next Tuesday, Feb. 7th.

An amendment was proposed by prime sponsor, Sen. Martha Fuller Clark at the beginning of the committee hearing heard last Tuesday, Jan. 31st. 

We support the Sen. Clark Amendment to SB 109

Listen to the SB 109 committee hearing



REACH OUT TO THE SENATE ELECTION LAW COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO RECOMMEND OUGHT-TO-PASS-AS-AMENDED (OTPA) ON SB 109 BEFORE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH
 



PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL THE SENATE ELECTION LAW COMMITTEE MEMBERS  BY TUESDAY, FEB. 7TH AND URGE THEM TO RECOMMEND OUGHT-TO-PASS-AS-AMENDED (OTPA) ON SB 109.
EACH LINK BELOW WILL PROVIDE CONTACT INFO FOR THAT COMMITTEE MEMBER. 

                       Regina Birdsell  Chairman 
James Gray  V Chairman 
Andy Sanborn   
Donna Soucy   
Jeff Woodburn   


Sample message: "Hello, my name is _________, and I am calling from (NH Town). As a resident of New Hampshire, I am concerned about election integrity and sole dependence upon secret proprietary software in vote-counting machines. I want to know that vote-counting machines used in my voting district are performing as they should and SB 109 as amended, provides a method for that assurance. I support NH moderators having recognized authority to randomly and openly conduct a verification count of machine-counted votes. I urge you to vote Ought-to-pass-as-amended on SB 109. Remember to leave your name & number.

 IF YOU ARE ASKED A QUESTION AND YOU'RE NOT SURE ABOUT AN ANSWER, PLEASE ASK IF YOU CAN GET BACK TO THEM ON IT - THEN EMAIL THE QUESTION TO NHCRN FOR A RESPONSE THAT YOU CAN THEN SHARE WITH THE COMMITTEE MEMBER.

Stay Tuned for ACTION ALERTS on SB 109. Once the Senate Election Law Committee holds the executive session on SB 109, they will pass their recommendation on to the full Senate for a floor vote. At that time, we will send out another alert with Talking Points and contact info for all 24 state senators.

SB 109 as amended clarifies moderators' authority, empowers them to fulfill their NH Constitutional duties and state law requirements, and raises voter confidence in the election process.

UPDATE ON HB 145, requiring municipal approval for siting high voltage transmission lines. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. Rep. Steven Rand for Municipal and County Government. High voltage electric transmission lines are by their nature projects of regional or state-wide impact. This bill would allow a single municipality to deny them site access. Even though the interests of individual municipalities should be given every consideration and accommodation within the SEC process, the interests of the region or state should prevail. A municipal veto should not be an option. Vote 16-0.
NH House Calendar 2017 Session - 
No. 10 February 3, 2017 - page 11

NHCRN Comment: It is clear that the NH Legislature is deeply persuaded by special interests and does not trust communities with local governing decisions protecting health, safety and welfare. NHCRN supported this bill because it sought to empower NH communities with the authority to make local governing decisions that most affect them, thereby protecting people and the places where they live.
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