New Hampshire

On February 5, 2020, the House Elections Committee unanimously voted against the "secret elections" bill (HB 1531).  The Committee classified the bill as "inexpedient to legislate" (ITL), and added the bill to the consent calendar along with other ITL bills. The bills on the consent calendar are generally voted on, as a group, by the whole House. 

On Janaury 28, 2020, former Michigan Republican Chair Saul Anuzis testified on behalf of the National Popular Vote organization against the "secret elections" bill (HB 1531) at the House Elections Committee.  The bill would require the state’s presidential vote count to be kept secret until after the Electoral College meets (about 7 weeks after the November election), and would go into effect when the National Popular Vote interstate compact takes effect.   Click here for testimony against HB1531.    Click here for similar bill in South Dakota (SB103).  Rapid City South Dakota Journal article.

On October 31, 2019, the House Election Law Committee referred the National Popular Vote bill (status of HB 541) to interim study.

On February 12, 2019, the House Election Law Committee voted to retain the National Popular Vote bill (status of HB 541) in committee.

On Tuesday January 29, 2019, the House Election Law Committee held a public hearing on the National Popular Vote bill (status of HB 541).  

In January 2019, Representatives Ellen Read, William Pearson, Sherry Frost, Ivy Vann, Richard Abel introduced the National Popular Vote bill in the New Hampshire House (status of HB 541).

In January 2017, Representatives William Pearson, Wayne Burton, Delmar Burridge, Richard Abel, and Catt Sandler introduced the National Popular Vote bill (Status of HB447)

A survey of 800 New Hampshire voters conducted on December 16-17, 2008 showed 69% overall support for a national popular vote for President. Support was 80% among Democrats, 57% among Republicans, and 69% among independents. By age, support was 65% among 18-29 year olds, 66% among 30-45 year olds, 69% among 46-65 year olds, and 72% for those older than 65. By gender, support was 76% among women and 57% among men. By race, support was 72% among whites (representing 92% of respondents and 56% among Others (representing 8% of respondents). The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 1/2%.