On February 13, the New Hampshire House Election Law Committee defeated all bills that would have eased ballot access. The vote was 20-0 in some cases, and 18-2 in other cases. The committee also defeated bills to use Ranked Choice Voting or Approval Voting.
The ballot access bills were: HB 1479 would have let small qualified parties nominate by convention; HB 1239 would have let voters sign multiple petitions to create new parties; HB 1448 would have made it easier for a party to remain on the ballot; HB 1568 would have allowed a group to become a qualified party by persuading at least 1% of the registered voters to register into that new party. Thanks to Darryl Perry for this news.