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November 6, 2018
New Hampshire : General election Day

Did You Know?

DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT New Hampshire

The “Old Man in the Mountain,” depicted on the New Hampshire state quarter, was a rock formation in Franconia Notch made up of five distinct granite ledges that lined up perfectly into the shape of a man’s profile. Formed by a series of geologic events that occurred over millions of years, the profile extended nearly 40 feet from forehead to chin. On May 3, 2003, the Old Man in the Mountain collapsed from its perch 1,200 feet above Profile Lake.

The Scotch-Irish immigrants who settled in Nutfield in April 1719 planted the first potato crops in North America. The settlement, which was later renamed Londonderry, is now the town of Derry.

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On December 13, 1774, four months before his famous “midnight ride” to Lexington, Massachusetts, Paul Revere embarked on a 55-mile ride from Boston to Portsmouth to warn of Fort William and Mary’s imminent seizure from British troops. One of the first acts of rebellion leading up to the revolution, a group of nearly 400 townspeople responded by raiding the garrison’s gunpowder to prevent the takeover, lowering the fort’s British flag upon their return to Portsmouth.

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New Hampshire was home to the first American astronaut, Alan Shepard Jr., and first private civilian, Christa McAuliffe, to travel into space. Shepard’s 15-minute flight onboard Freedom 7 on May 5, 1961, launched him 116 miles into the atmosphere before landing safely. McAuliffe, a schoolteacher from Concord who applied to participate in the legendary mission, perished aboard the Challenger space shuttle on January 28, 1986, 73 seconds and 48,000 feet after liftoff.

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In July 1944, financiers from 44 countries gathered at the luxurious Mount Washington Hotel for the Bretton Woods International Monetary Conference, during which the World Bank and International Monetary Fund wereestablishedand the American dollar was designated the standard of international exchange.

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New Hampshire is one of only nine states that does not require its residents to pay state income tax.

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New Hampshire is the only state to have hosted the formal conclusion of a foreign war. In 1905, the treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War was signed in Portsmouth.

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State of New Hampshire Quick Facts
  • Current Population:1,330,608
  • Voter Registration Deadline: 10 days before an election
  • Election Day Voter Registration: Yes
  • Early Voting: No
  • Absentee Voting: Yes
  • Voter ID: Yes
  • Electoral Colleges: 4
  • Congressional Districts: 2
  • Date of Statehood: June 21, 1788
  • Size: 9,348 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Granite State; Mother of Rivers; White Mountain State; Switzerland of America
  • Tree: White Birch
  • Flower: Purple Lilac
  • Bird: Purple Finch
Registered Voters

: 842,866

Republican : 287,653

  • Regular : 268,888
  • Absentee : 18,765

Democratic : 254,780

  • Regular : 238,005
  • Absentee : 16,775

Voting And Elections

Am I eligible To Vote in New Hampshire?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements in the state of New Hampshire.

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  • Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?
    NEW HAMPSHIRE : Yes

    You may register to vote in the town or city clerk's office in the town or city where you are domiciled up to 10 days before any election or scheduled meeting.Unregistered voters may register and vote on election day

    If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

    When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting

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  • How Do I Register To Vote in New Hampshire?
    Voter registration is a means of determining the candidates and issues for which each voter is eligible to vote. Most states require voters to register to vote a certain number of days before Election Day. Voter Registration also protects the integrity of the ballot box by preventing voting in multiple jurisdictions.

    To register to vote inthe state of New Hampshire, voters have the following options :

    In Person

    You may register to vote in the town or city clerk's office in the town or city where you are domiciled up to 10 days before any election or scheduled meeting.

    Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

    A person who is unable to appear at any time during polling hours at his or her polling place because an employment obligation requires the person to remain physically at work or to be in transit to or from work from the time the polls open until after the time the polls close shall be considered absent.

    New Hampshire State Government

    New Hampshire Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    All men are born equally free and independent; therefore, all government of right originates from the people, is founded in consent, and instituted for the general good.

    The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled.

    The Executive Branch
    The New Hampshire State House in Concord.

    Executive Power

    The executive power of the state is vested in the governor. The governor shall be responsible for the faithful execution of the laws.

    He may, by appropriate court action or proceeding brought in the name of the state, enforce compliance with any constitutional or legislative mandate, or restrain violation of any constitutional or legislative power, duty, or right, by any officer, department or agency of the state.

    New Hampshire Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (appointed)
  • The Secretary Of State (appointed)
  • The Treasurer (Appointed)
  • Legislative Branch
    The New Hampshire State House in Concord.

    Legislative Power

    The supreme legislative power, within this state, shall be vested in the Senate and House of Representatives, each of which shall have a negative on the other.

    There shall be in the legislature of this state a house of representatives, biennially elected and founded on principles of equality, and representation therein shall be as equal as circumstances will admit.

    The Senate is made up of 24 members who are elected every two years.

    The House of Representatives consists of 400 members coming from 204 districts, making it the largest lower house in the nation, and the third largest parliamentary body in the world.

    Judicial Branch
    The New Hampshire State House in Concord.

    Judicial Power

    The Judicial Power of the state shall be vested in the Supreme Court, a trial court of general jurisdiction known as the superior court, and such lower courts as the legislature may establish under Article 4th of Part 2.

    The New Hampshire Supreme Court, composed of the chief justice and four associate justices, sits in Concord and is the state's only appellate court.

    New Hampshire Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(400)
    (175)(225)
    State Senators(24)
    (10)(14)
    US Representatives(2)
    (2)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    New Hampshire Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The governor of this state for the time being, shall be commander-in-chief of all the military forces of the state; and shall have full power, by himself or by any chief commander, or other officer or officers, from time to time, to train, instruct, exercise and govern the militia; to call forth the militia and to put in warlike posture the inhabitants of the state; to execute the laws of the state and of the United States; to suppress insurrection and to repel invasion; and, in fine, the governor is hereby entrusted with all other powers incident to the office of commander-in-chief to be exercised agreeably to the rules and regulations of the constitution and the laws of the land.

    Qualifications

    Be at east 30 years old, have been a resident of New Hampshire for at least seven years on the day of the election.

    Election

    New Hampshire is one of only two states that elects governors biennially, that is, each even-numbered year.

    Term of Office

    The governor is popularly elected every two years by a plurality.

    Limit on Tenure

    Has no term limit.

    Salary

    $127,443.

    Qualification age

    Be at east 30 years old.

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    All judicial officers, the attorney general, and all officers of the navy, and general and field officers of the militia, shall be nominated and appointed by the governor and council.

    Qualifications

    Election

    As established by Part II, Article 46 of the New Hampshire Constitution, the attorney general is appointed by the governor with approval of the executive council.

    Term of Office

    Limit on Tenure

    Has no term limit.

    Salary

    $117,913.

    Qualification age

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    The Secretary of State for New Hampshire is a constitutional officer in the state of New Hampshire and serves as the exclusive head of the New Hampshire Department of State.

    Qualifications

    There are no specific qualifications for this office.

    Election

    As with other state executive officers, the secretary of state for New Hampshire is elected by a joint session of both houses of the State Legislature.

    Term of Office

    2 years.

    Limit on Tenure

    There is no term limit imposed on this statewide position.

    Salary

    $105,930.

    Qualification age

    The Treasurer
    Authority

    The secretary and treasurer shall be chosen by joint ballot of the senators and representatives assembled in one room.

    Qualifications

    Election

    The treasurer for New Hampshire is elected by a joint session of both houses of the State Legislature.

    Term of Office

    2 years.

    Limit on Tenure

    There is no term limit imposed on this statewide position.

    Salary

    $105,930.

    Qualification age

    New Hampshire State Congress
    The State House
    Authority

    The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body. Duties of the Speaker include preserving order, enforcing and interpreting parliamentary rules, making committee appointments, and referring bills to the appropriate committee for review. The Speaker only votes in the case of a tie.

    Qualifications

    "Every member of the house of representatives shall be chosen by ballot; and, for two years, at least, next preceding his election shall have been an inhabitant of this state; shall be, at the time of his election, an inhabitant of the town, ward, place, or district he may be chosen to represent and shall cease to represent such town, ward, place, or district immediately on his ceasing to be qualified as aforesaid."

    Election

    Every member of the house of representatives shall be chosen by ballot; and, for two years, at least, next preceding his election shall have been an inhabitant of this state; shall be, at the time of his election, an inhabitant of the town, ward, place, or district he may be chosen to represent and shall cease to represent such town, ward, place, or district immediately on his ceasing to be qualified as aforesaid.

    Term of Office

    For two years.

    Limit on Tenure

    They are not subject to term limits.

    Salary

    $200/two-year term

    Qualification age

    At least thirty years of age .

    The State Senate
    Authority

    The General Court is to meet on the first Wednesday of December for organizational purposes.

    Qualifications

    At least thirty years of age, A resident of the state for seven years immediately preceding the election, An inhabitant of the district for which they are chosen.

    Election

    The Senate is made up of 24 members who are elected every two years.

    Term of Office

    Elected every two years.

    Limit on Tenure

    They are not subject to term limits.

    Salary

    $200/two-year term.

    Qualification age

    At least thirty years of age.

    New Hampshire State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    The chief justice of the Supreme Court shall be the administrative head of all the courts. He shall, with the concurrence of a majority of the supreme court justices, make rules governing the administration of all courts in the state and the practice and procedure to be followed in all such courts. The rules so promulgated shall have the force and effect of law.

    Qualifications

    Election

    States all judicial officers (among the other constitutional officers) shall be nominated and appointed by the Governor and Executive Council.

    Term of Office

    All judicial officers shall hold their offices during good behavior, unless the constitution states otherwise.

    Limit on Tenure

    Judges of any court from holding court once that judge has reached the age of seventy years.

    Salary

    Qualification age

    The Superior Court
    Authority

    In criminal jury trials, a unanimous verdict must be reached by a panel of 12 jurors.In civil cases, the party that brings the lawsuit can decide to have a judge, not a jury, decide the case.

    Qualifications

    Election

    Term of Office

    Limit on Tenure

    Salary

    Qualification age

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