The Green Papers: New Hampshire 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 13 September 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 13 September 2016 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC). Polls must open by 11 AM however most open between 7 AM and 8 AM. NEW HAMPSHIRE permits its 13 cities to keep their polls open until 8 PM Eastern Time by local option- however, as there ARE only 13 cities among New Hampshire's 234 County subdivisions [the 221 "non-cities", of course, being the proverbial New England Town(ship)], the fact is that the vast majority of NH's polls have closed by 7 PM Eastern Time and the networks have no problem considering this hour as the earliest hour of potential projection.
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC). Polls must open by 11 AM however most open between 7 AM and 8 AM. NEW HAMPSHIRE permits its 13 cities to keep their polls open until 8 PM Eastern Time by local option- however, as there ARE only 13 cities among New Hampshire's 234 County subdivisions [the 221 "non-cities", of course, being the proverbial New England Town(ship)], the fact is that the vast majority of NH's polls have closed by 7 PM Eastern Time and the networks have no problem considering this hour as the earliest hour of potential projection.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,321,445 (0.43% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Concord
 

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New Hampshire State and Local Government

New Hampshire 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Primary and General Election from the New Hampshire Secretary of State.


13 September 2016 primary results from
AP.


8 November 2016 returns from the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 4 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (5, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 348,526 46.83% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
(4 Electoral Votes)
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Republican 345,790 46.46% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Libertarian 30,777 4.14% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Green 6,496 0.87% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Scattering 6,472 0.87% Joe Biden; Jeb Bush; Ben Carson; Chris Christie; Ted Cruz; John Kasich; John McCain; Ron Paul, Rand Paul or R. Paul; Mike Pence; Mitt Romney; Marco Rubio; Paul Ryan; Vermin Supreme; Scatter.

Includes: Joe Biden 55; Jeb Bush 230; Ben Carson 83; Chris Christie 23; Ted Cruz 129; John Kasich 1,356; John McCain 127; Ron Paul, Rand Paul or R. Paul 98; Mike Pence 937; Mitt Romney 540; Marco Rubio 136; Paul Ryan 280; Vermin Supreme 58; Scatter 2,411. The following candidates who filed papers indicating that they are running write-in campaigns for President of the United States received 0 votes: Chris Booth, William Bowhall, Dana Brown, Robert Buchanan, Steve Carlson, Thomas Coyne, Richard Duncan, Richard Edgell, Cherunda Fox, Sharon Harrell, Val Kittington, James Legan, Johnson Li, David Limbaugh, Star Locke, Carly Morton, Michelle Slocum, Coop Smith, Lanny Tisdale, Kora Roberta Katz Vakil.
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 4,493 0.60% Senator  Bernard "Bernie" Sanders
FEC P60007168; 28 Nov 16; Tot $236,789,810; Dsb $232,095,921
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 1,064 0.14% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate American Delta 678 0.09% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
Total 744,296 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Jeanne Shaheen
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Kelly A. Ayotte
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 13 September 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 354,649 47.98% Governor Margaret Wood "Maggie" Hassan
FEC S6NH00091; 28 Nov 16; Tot $18,618,880; Dsb $18,311,444
  Candidate Republican 353,632 47.84% Senator  Kelly A. Ayotte
FEC S0NH00235; 28 Nov 16; Tot $15,438,420; Dsb $18,193,969
  Candidate Independent 17,742 2.40% Aaron Day
FEC S6NH00125
  Candidate Libertarian 12,597 1.70% Brian Chabot
FEC S6NH00117
  Candidate Scattering 520 0.07% Scatter
Total 739,140 100.00%  

Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2016. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Chair - 5 October 2015: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2016.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 354,040 48.84% Chris Sununu
  Candidate Democratic 337,589 46.57% Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern
  Candidate Libertarian 31,243 4.31% state Representative Max Abramson
Formerly a Republican, now a Libertarian state Representative
  Candidate Scattering 1,991 0.27% Scatter
Total 724,863 100.00%  

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Frank C. Guinta
First elected: 2014.
Previously elected to the U.S. House: 2010. Unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 2012.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 13 September 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (5, 3 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 162,080 44.29% former Congressman  Carol Shea-Porter
First elected to the U.S. House 2006, re-elected 2008, unsuccessful candidate for re-election 2010, elected 2012, unsuccessful candidate for re-election 2014.

FEC H6NH01230; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,532,778; Dsb $1,498,823
  Candidate Republican 157,176 42.95% Congressman Frank C. Guinta
FEC H0NH01217; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,539,462; Dsb $1,489,740
  Candidate Independent; (Democratic) 34,735 9.49% Shawn Patrick O'Connor
FEC H6NH01271; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,947,793; Dsb $1,949,701
  Candidate Independent 6,074 1.66% former Seabrook Selectman Brendan Kelly
FEC H4NH01235
  Candidate Libertarian 5,507 1.50% Robert Lombardo
FEC H6NH01313
  Candidate Scattering 194 0.05% Scatter
  Candidate Write-in 163 0.04% John Potucek
  Candidate Write-in 55 0.02% Ashooh
Total 365,984 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Ann McLane "Annie" Kuster
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 13 September 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 174,371 49.75% Congressman  Ann McLane "Annie" Kuster
FEC H0NH02181; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,207,662; Dsb $2,130,014
  Candidate Republican 158,825 45.31% former state Representative James "Jim" Lawrence
FEC H4NH02258
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 17,076 4.87% John J. Babiarz
FEC H6NH02246
  Candidate Scattering 237 0.07% Scatter
Total 350,509 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents, 7 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 5 candidates
Other Third Parties
  American Delta: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates)
Independents
  Independent: 5 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 5 candidates
  Write-in: 4 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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