NH House bill would let you vote for ‘none of the above’
First page; advice welcome.
CONCORD — How many times have you been in a voting booth, staring at the ballot in front of you, and, unimpressed with the choices, wished you could vote for “none of the above?”
Seven-term state Rep. Chuck Weed, a Keene Democrat, would like to give you that choice.
He’s filed a bill that would add “none of the above” to New Hampshire ballots and if “NOTA,” as it’s called, wins, then a new election would be held.
Weed, at a hearing before the House Election Law Committee Wednesday, said it would “make democracy work better.”
Personally I would like to see NOTA and a write in line for every elected position, every level of government, and every type of election (general, primary, special). If NOTA wins either leave the position vacant for that term or schedule a new election. If a new election then start with a clean slate, bar every candidate who just lost to NOTA. I figure if nothing else this would allow me to cast an officially recognized “I reject all of these” vote instead of writing in Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the far too many others I have voted for over the decades.