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The Do's and Don'ts of Electioneering Webinar

Every state has some form of restriction on political activities near polling places when voting is taking place. These restrictions usually include limiting the display of signs, handing out campaign literature or soliciting votes within a pre-determined distance of a polling place. Beyond the polling places, however, electioneering also restricts certain activities municipal officials may carry out in order to persuade people to vote in an election.

Vote Counting: 1990’s or 2020’s Technology

Automobiles and vote-counting machines have one thing in common. They are critical pieces of equipment that need more care and attention as they age. And yet, while few of us drive 30-year-old cars on essential trips, many of us rely on 30-year-old technology to count votes.

Pandemic Perspectives: Oh Goodness! What a Year We Had!

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Oh goodness,, what a year we have had!

Our office in Northumberland went by guidance from our Emergency Services Director, Aaron Gibson during COVID. We closed the building in March and I waited on customers in the parking lot outside of my door until July. I lost 50 pounds from running all day! We opened in July by appointment only and offered drop box, mail, and online payments.

Pandemic Perspectives - Madbury Town Clerk

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A Day in the Life of a Town Clerk

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2021 Town and School Moderators (SB 2 Meeting) Virtual Workshop

Attendees will receive an electronic copy of NHMA's 2020-2021 edition of Town Meeting and School Meeting Handbook along with a copy of the 2021 Supplement. Additional materials such as the PowerPoint presentation will also be distributed electronically. No print outs of the materials or hard copy of the publication will be provided.

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How to Run an Annual Meeting During a Pandemic:

What Voting Looks Like in a Pandemic: Lessons Learned from September Primary Election Webinar

Administering an election under pandemic conditions requires taking steps to keep voting accessible, safe, and secure. A number of election practices have had to change this year to make sure voters didn’t need to choose between their health and their right to vote. Fortunately, the September 8th primary election gave New Hampshire election officials a good “trial run,” which will help in preparations for the general election on November 3rd.  

Special 2020 Election Readiness Webinar

The coronavirus pandemic is amplifying existing barriers to voting and election participation, impacting engagement in the election process.  This special 2-hour webinar addresses the range of challenges and issues faced by local election officials to protect the right to vote. 

Using the Attorney General's Polling Place Checklist to Run a Better Election

Join Assistant New Hampshire Attorney General Nicholas Chong Yen and NHMA’s Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley who will discuss and review the Attorney General’s Polling Place Checklist.

To Bill or Not to Bill: Who Should Pay for Presidential Visits?

What is the cost of democracy? Last fall, communities across New Hampshire debated whether or not they should bill presidential candidates for the cost of public safety services during visits to their communities. What emerged from these discussions was another question: Did residents understand that under the current system, local governments underwrite the cost of campaign visits by candidates representing the two, major political parties?

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