Hand Counting of Paper Ballots in NH (2004)

These videos are being made available to promote the use of hand counted paper ballot election systems nationwide. The videos show the easy, transparent, observable, secure, and fair nature of this method of vote counting when done within the community by members of the community and administered by good and honest election officials.

What you see in these videos is the civic and community component that is present in proper election administration, as well as the methodology. Our hope is that people will begin to remember the heart that is the grassroots, community-centered American election.

By virtue of the Democracy for New Hampshire website copyright notice, these videos are considered part of the DFNH copyrighted material. We are making these videos available for download and distribution for personal and educational purposes, but they may not be downloaded and used or repurposed for any form of financial gain whatsoever by any individual or organization.

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Download the video of Lyndeborough, NH (43MB)
- ballot by ballot tally method of hand counting, 980 ballots cast and counted

Download the video of Wilton, NH (28 MB) - ballot by ballot tally method of hand counting, 2,274 ballots cast and counted

Download the video or the NH State Recount (23MB) - ballot pile method of hand counting, 22,024 votes cast and counted