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Elections 2020

Election Day is November 3rd.

Learn more about the candidates and their stances on the issues: Read or listen to our 2020 candidate interviews

NHPR wants to hear from you: How was your voting experience during COVID-19? Let us know at elections@nhpr.org 

Voter resources and important links:

Messner for Senate campaign

Gov. Chris Sununu may be seeking a third term in the corner office, but he’s spending a good deal of his political energy these days boosting other candidates.  To see some of that in action, you don’t even need to leave your couch.

voting booths
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Tuesday is Election Day. If you're wondering where to cast a ballot in your community, scroll down for a map of New Hampshire polling places, or visit the Secretary of State's website to search by address.

NOTE: We recommend contacting your local clerk's office if you have questions about polling locations and voting in your community.

Election Night in the U.S. is typically like watching a high-stakes sporting event -- two teams going head to head, and by the end of the night we know the winner. Of course, in this case, it’s the networks that call it. This year, with the enormous volume of mail-in ballots, the decision to call that winner is going to be more fraught than usual.

 

David Murray

The 2020 election finds the U.S. at a crossroads with the two presidential candidates miles apart on combating climate change. As part of NHPR’s By Degrees climate reporting initiative, we look at the prospects for carbon reduction in each candidate's approach, plus, how a majority conservative Supreme Court could shape future climate legislation. Closer to home, how do the New Hampshire gubernatorial candidates' plans differ? How important is climate as an issue for New Hampshire voters?

Airdate: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

Dan Tuohy / NHPR

A continuación, encuentra las noticias del miércoles 28 de octubre. 

Puedes escucharlas haciendo click en el audio o leerlas.

Una nota: Lo escrito es nuestro guión para nuestras grabaciones. Tenlo en cuenta si ven algunas anotaciones diferentes.

Se investiga exposición al COVID-19 en restaurante en Atkinson

El departamento de salud y servicios humanos está investigando una potencial exposición al COVID-19 en un restaurante en Atkinson.

Jeanne Shaheen
Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Just days before this election season comes to a close, we’re taking a few moments to hear closing arguments from candidates running for statewide office. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is running for a third term in the U.S. Senate. She spoke with NHPR's Peter Biello.

Corky Messner, candidate for U.S. Senate
File Photo, NHPR

In the final days of this election season, NHPR is hearing closing arguments from candidates running for statewide office. All Things Considered Host Peter Biello spoke with Bryant “Corky” Messner, the Republican nominee for Senate who has pitched himself as a political outsider, about why he thinks voters should support him.

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In June, young Black people organized some of the biggest gatherings for racial justice in New Hampshire’s history. Newly formed chapters of Black Lives Matter won praise from the state’s most powerful elected officials. 

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“We are with you,” Gov. Chris Sununu said at the time. “Let us be a tool and resource to be that agent of change.”

But in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s election, politicians of all stripes appear to be paying less attention to the concerns of Black Lives Matter and their supporters.

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Ahead of this year’s election, many New Hampshire churches say they're carefully treading the line between faith and politics.

Voters line up at the Manchester City Clerk's office on Oct. 24, 2020.
Dan Tuohy, NHPR

Election Day is still a full week away, but the pandemic has already reshaped the 2020 race in New Hampshire.

When state election officials announced this spring that any voter can cast an absentee ballot if they’re concerned about the coronavirus, it set off a record number of requests. Now, a week before Election Day, tens of thousands of New Hampshire voters have already cast their ballots absentee.

Every two years, voters in New Hampshire get to weigh in on their next county attorney. It’s an elected position that doesn’t get a lot of attention, but county attorneys quietly hold tremendous power over key aspects of the state’s criminal justice system.

NHPR Staff

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire say political candidates who see voters as merely rural or urban are missing a big part of the story.

Dan Tuohy / NHPR

Heading into the final week before the election, we talk with political reporters and analysts about some of the major themes of this political season, including the pandemic response and what looks like a record level of civic engagement based on early voting counts.  And we want to hear from you -- decided and undecided voters.  What are your top issues as you consider this year's candidates for Congress, the Presidency, and Governor?

Air date: Tues., Oct. 27, 2020

Sara Plourde/NHPR

With a national election nearly upon us, you may have questions or concerns about the voting process, transitions of power and leadership, how cabinet members are picked, or any number of other civics questions. Civics 101 is here to help!

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Sean Hurley

For the past two presidential elections, farmer Chris Owens has conducted an informal vote at his vegetable stand in Holderness, New Hampshire. Visitors are invited to drop a ballot into an outhouse toilet of their choosing - one assigned to each of the major candidates.  

Annie Ropeik / NHPR file

A continuación, encuentra las noticias del lunes 26 de octubre. 

Puedes escucharlas haciendo click en el audio o leerlas.

Una nota: Lo escrito es nuestro guión para nuestras grabaciones. Tenlo en cuenta si ven algunas anotaciones diferentes.

Funcionarios advierten que la transmisión del COVID-19 en la comunidad aun ocurre. Hay 1,032 casos activos.

Los funcionarios de salud anunciaron 92 [noventa y dos] nuevos casos de COVID-19 el domingo. Esto lleva el total de casos activos a 1,032 [mil treinta y dos]. 

Nov. 3 promises to be an Election Day unlike any other, and public safety entities say they're preparing for tensions and the possibility of violence.

Poll workers are usually the first line of defense in case of disputes between voters, though they may be backed up by private security guards. Some local election authorities say they'll be adding guards, and Washington state's King County says it will post guards to ballot drop boxes that in other years have been unattended.

COVID-19 Pandemic Brings An Election Year Like No Other

In the lead-up to Election Day on November 3 and in the days that follow, Granite State voters can turn to New Hampshire Public Radio for in-depth and insightful reporting,  spanning NHPR’s on-air, digital and podcast properties.  

Supporters cheer for President Trump in Manchester Sunday.
Josh Rogers / NHPR

Recalling what he described as his “beautiful win” in the 2016 New Hampshire Republican Primary, President Trump told a raucous crowd at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Sunday that “we are going to keep it going” by winning on Election Day next week.

The entrance to Hillside Middle School, a polling location in Manchester, during the September 2020 primary.
Pete Nakos for NHPR

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office says state and local authorities can’t prevent people from bringing guns into polling places, even those located in school buildings — but they will be on alert to respond to anyone, armed or otherwise, who is interfering with someone else's ability to vote.

Courtesy photos

Ty is a 22-year-old who grew up in Manchester and, like a lot of New Hampshire voters, got involved in politics at a young age. They phone-banked and canvassed for Bernie Sanders’ campaign as a high school student in 2016; they also cast their first vote the same year. And as the 2020 general election approaches, Ty’s eager to head back to the polls.

Photo of Vice President Mike Pence in Portsmouth, N.H.
Josh Rogers / NHPR

After Vice President Mike Pence touched down for a rally at the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, he stressed core conservative issues – and the economy.

Elections Guide: How To Vote in N.H., Whether You're Voting Absentee Or At The Polls

Annie Ropeik / NHPR file

Climate change policy marks one of the sharpest divides between incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and his Democratic challenger, Concord state Sen. Dan Feltes.  

NHPR’s Morning Edition host Rick Ganley spoke with reporter Annie Ropeik about how the candidates' differences on this issue put the state at a crossroads on climate action.


Jennifer Horn photo
Kelli True / NHPR

Of all the prominent Republicans declaring opposition to President Trump, Jennifer Horn is one of the most outspoken. The former chair of the New Hampshire GOP is co-founder of The Lincoln Project, which is dedicated to convincing Republicans to put, as they describe it, “country over party” and vote against Trump.

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