The Green Papers: New Hampshire 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 11 September 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Friday 15 June 2018 - Filing Deadline for Candidacy/Intent - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Wednesday 8 August 2018 - Candidates submit nomination papers to local Supervisors - Independent/Third/Minor.
Wednesday 5 September 2018 - Filing Deadline for Nomination Papers - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 11 September 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 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 6 November 2018 - 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


The primary is for the Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican parties.


Political Calendar 2018-2019 from the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

2018 Election Information from the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

Candidate 2018 Filing Period from the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

11 September 2018 Primary
Returns from the
New Hampshire Secretary of State.
Results from Politico.
Results from The New York Times.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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 Democratic Senator  Margaret Wood "Maggie" Hassan
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Chris Sununu
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Molly Kelly
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Chris Sununu
  Candidate Libertarian     Jilletta Jarvis
11 September 2018: Primary is too close to call.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Open, 1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic 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, re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 5 October 2017: "... I am announcing my intention to leave the House of Representatives in January 2019, when my present term ends."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Executive Councilor  Christopher C. "Chris" Pappas
FEC H8NH01210; 22 Aug 18; Tot $823,674; Dsb $475,221
  Candidate Republican     former Liquor Commission Enforcement and Licensing Director Eddie Edwards
FEC H8NH01152; 22 Aug 18; Tot $635,419; Dsb $459,951
  Candidate Libertarian     Dan Belforti
FEC H0NH01191
  Candidate Independent     Nansi Boutwell Craig
  Candidate Independent     former state Representative Eric R. Eastman

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Ann McLane "Annie" Kuster
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ann McLane "Annie" Kuster
FEC H0NH02181; 22 Aug 18; Tot $2,783,118; Dsb $1,072,596
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Steven "Steve" Negron
FEC H8NH02275; 22 Aug 18; Tot $327,093; Dsb $290,299
  Candidate Libertarian     Justin Francis O'Donnell
FEC H8NH02259
  Candidate Independent     Dexter W. Dow
  Candidate Independent     Gary Scott Moody
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 incumbents, 3 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 3 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates)
Independents
  Independent: 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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Republican
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Third Party
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  Libertarian Party of New Hampshire
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  New Hampshire Liberty Party
Media & others
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  Foster's Daily Democrat - Dover
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  Newhampsire.com (The Union Leader)
  NH Journal
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  Politics1.com - New Hampshire
  Seacoastonline.com - Seacoast Newspapers
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  The Telegraph - Nashua
  The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News
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