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Governor:1(Term Limit: None; 2-year term)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Census:1,238,415 (0.44% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:4(0.74% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
2010 Census:1,321,445 (0.43% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Concord
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of New Hampshire
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Ratified Articles of Confederation: 4 March 1778. this State formally adhered to the Articles on 9 July 1778 when the document was signed by its delegates to the Seventh Continental Congress
 Ratified Constitution of the United States: 21 June 1788
  The 9th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: NORTHEAST
 Region: New England
 Survey: Metes & Bounds

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act: [None. One of the 13 original States which declared their independence from the nascent British Empire on 4 July 1776]
 
1st (1776-1784) [Adopted: 5 January 1776 "Congress" (that is, a convention) convened, 21 December 1775; New Hampshire's 1st Constitution was the first Constitution ever drafted by an American commonwealth (that is, a British province becoming a State), Ratified: 5 January 1776 not submitted to the People]
2nd (1784-1793) [Adopted: 31 October 1783 Convention convened, 12 June 1781: a Constitution was drafted and sent to the Town Meetings of Spring 1782 for ratification; however, amendments proposed by these Town Meetings were so numerous that the Constitution was redrafted by the Convention. Resubmitted to Town Meetings scheduled for Fall 1782, this redraft was also heavily altered by even more proposed amendments suggested at these subsequent Town Meetings. A third draft was necessary before it was resubmitted and accepted by the Town Meetings "as is". This October 1783 adoption date is the date the Convention adjourned sine die after having declared this 2nd Constitution to have been ratified by the people, Ratified: 1783 A requisite number of the Town Meetings of Spring 1783 having ratified the third draft of this 2nd Constitution "as is", it became effective, 2 June 1784]
3rd (1793-) [Adopted: 5 September 1792 Convention convened, 7 September 1791; this Convention proposed 72 amendments to the 1784 Constitution to be redrafted into a whole new document and submitted the same to the People on 8 February 1792. (NOTE: The State of New Hampshire regards this 1792 draft as merely a recodification of the 1784 (2nd) Constitution and, thus, claims that the State has had only 2 Constitutions with the 1784 Constitution still in force; however, the most reliable [as well as earliest] omnibus sources of the texts of State Constitutions consider this document to be a 3rd New Hampshire Constitution and, in the opinion of TheGreenPapers.com, these sources seem to have been the more correct ). This September 1792 adoption date is the date the Convention adjourned sine die after having declared this 3rd Constitution to have been ratified, Ratified: 27 August 1792 46 of the 72 amendments proposed by the Convention of 1791-1792 were accepted by the People on 7 May 1792; the Convention then had to reconcile more than a few difficulties caused by not all the proposed amendments having been accepted and resubmitted a reworked draft to the People. This August 1792 ratification date refers to the acceptance of this Constitution by the People "as is". This 3rd Constitution became effective, 5 June 1793]


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Chief Executive
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Successor to a Vacancy
  President of the State Senate
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor: 2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer

Legislative Branch   All States
 
Legislature
  GENERAL COURT
 
Upper House
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Lower House
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Judicial Branch   All States
 
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court
 


Local Government
 
   
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  county [Type: Weak, Executive and Legislative: Board of Commissioners]
 MINOR CIVIL DIVISION  All States
   TOWN [Type: Very Strong, Executive: Board of Selectmen, Legislative: TOWN MEETING]
 
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
 
Localities
    New Hampshire Civil Divisions and Municipalities
   

Key Statewide / Federal Officials  All States
  New Hampshire Officials

Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  The state general election shall be held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of every even-numbered year. [RSA 653:7]
Presidential Primary   All States
  (--2007) The presidential primary election shall be held on the second Tuesday in March or on a Tuesday selected by the secretary of state which is 7 days or more immediately preceding the date on which any other state shall hold a similar election, whichever is earlier, of each year when a president of the United States is to be elected or the year previous. [RSA 653:9]
  (2007--) The presidential primary election shall be held on the second Tuesday in March or on a date selected by the secretary of state which is 7 days or more immediately preceding the date on which any other state shall hold a similar election, whichever is earlier, of each year when a president of the United States is to be elected or the year previous. [RSA 653:9] [The law no longer requires the primary to be held on a Tuesday in the year of the Presidential election. -Ed]
State Primary   All States
  The state primary election shall be held on the second Tuesday in September of every even-numbered year. [RSA 653:8]
Polling times   All States
  Hours of Polling in Municipalities. At all state elections in towns and cities the polls shall open not later than 11 o'clock in the morning and shall close not earlier than 7 o'clock in the evening. In cities, the city council shall determine the polling hours no later than 30 days prior to a state election. [RSA 659:4]


Links  Links to other web sites
 
Constitution    All States
  http://www.state.nh.us/constitution/constitution.html
Election Authority
  New Hampshire Secretary of State
Legislature    All States
  New Hampshire General Court
Democratic
  New Hampshire Democratic Party
Third Party
  Justice Party of New Hampshire
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Media & others
  Concord Monitor - Concord
  Foster's Daily Democrat - Dover
  Granite State News
  New Hampshire Business Review
  New Hampshire Gazette
  New Hampshire Public Radio
  New Hampshire Public Television
  Newhampsire.com (The Union Leader)
  NH Journal
  NH1 - Concord
  Politics1.com - New Hampshire
  Seacoastonline.com - Seacoast Newspapers
  The Cabinet Press - Bedford - Hollis - Merrimack - Milford
  The Telegraph - Nashua
  The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News
  WBIN TV - Derry
  WMUR TV - ABC - Manchester - Portsmouth
 
 


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