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Warrant Article Language in text:
A Petition to Add a Warrant Article Resolution
to the 2021 Town Meeting Warrant
NEW HAMPSHIRE RESOLUTION FOR
NONPARTISAN FAIR REDISTRICTING
By petition of 25 or more eligible voters of the town of ____Your Town______ to see if the town will vote to demand that the New Hampshire General Court, which is obligated to redraw the maps of political districts within the state following the federal census, will ensure fair and effective representation of New Hampshire voters without gerrymandering.Additionally, these voters ask the town of _____Your Town_________ to demand the NH General Court to carry out the redistricting in a fair and transparent way through public meetings, not to favor a particular political party, to include communities of interest, and to minimize multi-seat districts.
(Include the section in gray following if your town currently has 3,300+ population, but currently shares reps with other towns. Your town would be eligible for its own state rep district.) Furthermore, as the New Hampshire State Constitution, Part 2, Article 11 allows towns of sufficient population to have their own state representatives, not shared with other towns, for the town of _____Your Town_____to petition the NH General Court for its own exclusive seat(s) in the NH House of Representatives if it does not already have it, ensuring that State Representatives properly represent the town’s interests.
The record of the vote approving this article shall be transmitted by written notice from the selectmen to____Your Town___’s state legislators, informing them of the demands from their constituents within 30 days of the vote.
Your name as registered to vote Your signature
Your street address, as registered to vote Date________________________________ ______________________________
City State Zip Email
Remember that ALL signers need to be registered voters for their signature to count.