Carol Shea-Porter, Chair. - former member of Congress (D-NH); politics and history teacher; founder of a non-profit social service agency
John Broderick – former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court; former Executive Director of the Rudman Center at University of New Hampshire Law School
Brad Cook – partner and past President of Sheehan Phinney Law Firm; Chair of the New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission
Lew Feldstein – past President of the NH Charitable Foundation; co-author of Better Together: Restoring the American Community
Paul Hodes – former member of Congress (D-NH); attorney; member, National Council on the Arts; founder of the Economic Innovation Institute
Joe Magruder – former News Editor, Associated Press of New Hampshire
Lillye Ramos Spooner – Director of Operations for Greater Manchester AIDS Project; former member of the NH Commission on the Status of Women
Stephen Reno – Executive Director of Leadership New Hampshire; former Chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire
John Rauh – former President of Americans for Campaign Reform, now part of Issue One; former Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate
Jim Rubens – entrepreneur; former Republican candidate for U.S. Senate; former New Hampshire state Senator
Betty Tamposi, Assistant Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush; as a state Representative, was Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee; former member of the Board of Governors of the University of New Hampshire
Dan Weeks - co-owner of ReVision Energy; former Executive Director of Open Democracy
** Affiliations listed for identification purposes only. Advisory Board members serve in their individual capacities.
Have you made a plan to vote on Nov. 3rd?
If you haven't registered to vote, there's still time, but do this in person at the town clerk's office, or in person at the polls on election day. You'll need a government-issued ID and proof of your "domicile." Call your clerk for details, or see this PDF document at the NH Secretary of State's website for permissible documents and ID requirements.
Next, decide HOW you're going to vote: Absentee before the election, or in-person on election day.
If you vote by absentee ballot, you need to request an absentee ballot by downloading an absentee ballot application. [See Open Democracy's "How to Vote by Absentee Ballot in New Hampshire" pages for details] If you are doing absentee, you must request the ballot RIGHT NOW. Time is short to get your application to the clerk, and get the ballot returned to the clerk. Please return the ballot the day you get it, to allow for time to delivery, and remember to sign the affidavit envelope on the right side for concerns with COVID. After October 23rd, we highly recommend you return your absentee ballot right to an official the town or city clerk's office. DON'T drop it in a drop box, unless told to do so by a municipal official. Putting a ballot in an unattended box could invalidate it. You can also bring your ballot in on election day until 5 p.m.
If you want to vote in person at the polls, please wear a mask, and we recommend you bring your own black ball point pen. If you forget, there will be some available for you to keep. Due to fewer polling booths because of social distancing, be prepared and dressed to stand in lines, possibly outside. Sanitize going into the polls and on the way out. A reminder that no political signs or garb are allowed in the polling place. Be patient and kind as we get through a challenging day together!
No matter how you vote, VOTE! Your vote is your voice, and you need to use it!