Amanda Gokee

Amanda Gokee

Amanda Gokee is the New Hampshire Bulletin’s energy and environment reporter. She previously reported on these issues at VTDigger. Amanda grew up in Vermont and is a graduate of Harvard University. She received her master’s degree in liberal studies, with a concentration in creative writing, from Dartmouth College. Her work has also appeared in the LA Review of Books and the Valley News.

Recount of Rochester Ward 4 House seat results in a tie

By: - November 16, 2022

A recount of the Rochester Ward 4 New Hampshire House race resulted in a tie Wednesday, putting an additional Republican seat in question as the party now holds just a one-seat advantage. The Republican majority in the House had been 201-199 prior to the Rochester recount. Since Monday, recounts flipped two other seats from Republican […]

Republican majority in NH House narrows again as recount flips additional seat to Democrats

By: - November 15, 2022

The Republicans’ narrow majority in the New Hampshire House of Representative just got a bit smaller, with a Tuesday recount flipping the Coos District 7 seat from a Republican to a Democrat. That leaves Republicans with a 201 to 199 majority, and at least 20 more House race recounts still pending. That includes two races […]

Secretary of state overseeing at least 31 recounts; one House seat has already flipped to Dems

By: - November 15, 2022

Candidates in the state had a Monday deadline to request a recount of the Nov. 8 election results, and over 30 took advantage of it. The tally available from the Secretary of State’s Office late Monday included 28 New Hampshire House races, two for state Senate, and another for Hillsborough County register of deeds.  Heading […]

New Hampshire said no to a constitutional convention, preserved the register of probate

By: - November 14, 2022

Voters rejected two ballot questions in last week’s election, deciding not to hold a convention to suggest changes to the state constitution and not to get rid of the register of probate, a position stripped of its primary duties over a decade ago. The state’s last constitutional convention was held in 1984, but people on […]

State Senate has new faces but the same 14-10 Republican majority

By: - November 10, 2022

The results are in, and barring a recount reversing the outcome of any of the 24 state Senate races, New Hampshire Republicans have won a 14-10 majority in the upper chamber. That’s the same margin Republicans had last session, but some key players have changed. Turnover was guaranteed in at least a third of the […]

Long lines at Derry’s lone polling place prompt AG’s involvement

By: - November 9, 2022

It was an election that ran smoothly throughout the state – even the weather was sunny and clear, the perfect day to vote. Not so for voters in Derry, who were held up for over an hour in a long line of vehicle traffic stretching out from the town’s lone polling place at Calvary Bible […]

Inflation, abortion among drivers of strong Election Day turnout in New Hampshire  

By: , and - November 8, 2022

Ronald Smith, 57, of Seabrook said he voted Republican for the first time in his life during Tuesday’s midterm election for two reasons.  He wants the southern border secured against fentanyl traffickers, whom he blames for his nephew’s drug overdose. And he can no longer afford his groceries.  “Four dollars for a dozen eggs? Four […]

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Cannon Ski Area online ticketing platform approved

By: - November 8, 2022

Cannon Mountain is looking to implement a new cloud-based ski lift ticketing system this month, after a state Parks and Recreation proposal was approved by the Executive Council last week. That system will allow the mountain to use reloadable RFID cards, which will be designed and operated by Colorado-based contractor Entabeni Systems, according to the […]

Overvoted ballots could slow down state’s election workers and delay results 

By: - November 8, 2022

It was 3 a.m. by the time Derry Town Clerk Tina Guilford finished hand-counting ballots on the night of the state primary vote in September. Guilford’s long shift in the gymnasium of the Calvary Bible Church was no accident. Many voters had deliberately filled out their ballots in a way that forced a hand count, […]

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Secretary of state predicts record voter turnout for a midterm election

By: - November 7, 2022

New Hampshire Secretary of State Dave Scanlan predicts that Tuesday’s election will set a record for voter participation in a midterm election. Scanlan released his prediction on Friday that 591,000 voters will vote, enough to surpass the record midterm turnout of 580,214 in 2018. Scanlan said he believes hotly contested federal races are generating enthusiasm […]

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Q&A: Secretary of State Scanlan discusses what to expect on Election Day and beyond

By: - November 7, 2022

Ahead of the midterms, the Bulletin sat down with New Hampshire Secretary of State Dave Scanlan to discuss the upcoming election. We talked about what voters should expect on Nov. 8, who will be working at their polling place, and the journey ballots take during each election to ensure that every vote is counted. This […]

New Hampshire lags behind its neighbors in democracy ranking

By: - November 4, 2022

New Hampshire ranks last among New England states for democracy-promoting state election laws and policies, according to an independent analysis. The Movement Advancement Project, or MAP, is an independent, nonprofit think tank that analyzed election laws and policies of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., ranking the states into “high,” “medium,” “fair,” “low,” and “negative” […]