The Green Papers: New Hampshire 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 8 September 2020
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Friday 12 June 2020 - Filing Deadline for Candidacy/Intent - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor/President.
Wednesday 5 August 2020 - Candidates submit nomination papers to local Supervisors - Independent/Third/Minor/President.
Wednesday 2 September 2020 - Filing Deadline for Nomination Papers - Independent/Third/Minor/President.
Tuesday 8 September 2020 - 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 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 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 
2022-2030 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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

2020-2021 Political Calendar from the New Hampshire Elections Division.

8 September 2020 Primary Candidates from the New Hampshire Elections Division.


8 September 2020: Primary results and results from media sources.

8 September 2020: Primary returns from the New Hampshire Elections Division.


3 November 2020: Sample Ballots from the New Hampshire Elections Division.

3 November 2020: returns and Presidential Write Ins from the New Hampshire Elections Division.

 
           

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 2020
 Candidate list (3, 25 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 424,937 52.71% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
(4 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80000722; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,064,613,463; Dsb $1,063,053,521
  Candidate Republican 365,660 45.35% President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 23 Nov 20; Tot $717,303,371; Dsb $718,174,436
  Candidate Libertarian 13,236 1.64% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,405,357; Dsb $3,373,521
  Candidate Scattering 1,158 0.14% Scatter
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 217 0.03% Howie Gresham Hawkins
FEC P00012211; 23 Nov 20; Tot $495,566; Dsb $476,095
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 192 0.02% Senator  Bernard "Bernie" Sanders
FEC P60007168; 30 Nov 20; Tot $218,783,813; Dsb $218,850,143
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 170 0.02% former Massachusetts Governor Willard "Mitt" Romney
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 142 0.02% Member of Congress  Tulsi Gabbard
FEC P00009183
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 82 0.01% Kanye "Deez Nutz" West
FEC P00016741; 23 Nov 20; Tot $14,442,390; Dsb $12,135,513
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 67 0.01% John Richard Kasich, Jr.
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 58 0.01% Andrew Yang
FEC P00006486
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 56 0.01% Vice President Michael Richard "Mike" Pence
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 47 0.01% former South Bend Mayor  Peter Paul Montgomery "Pete" Buttigieg
FEC P00010298
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 46 0.01% Governor Christopher Thomas "Chris" Sununu
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 23 0.00% William Floyd "Bill" Weld
FEC P00011239; 30 Nov 20; Tot $2,078,376; Dsb $2,079,406
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 22 0.00% Vermin Love Supreme
FEC P00012492
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 19 0.00% Senator  Amy Jean Klobuchar
FEC P80006117
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 14 0.00% Governor Andrew Mark Cuomo
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 14 0.00% Senator Cynthia Jeanne "Jeanne" Shaheen
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 13 0.00% Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul
FEC P80000748; 31 Dec 20; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 12 0.00% Condoleeza "Condi" Rice
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 10 0.00% Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 10 0.00% former First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 10 0.00% Brock Jeffrey Pierce
FEC P00016550
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 7 0.00% Jade Simmons
FEC P00015537
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity) 0 0.00% Brian T. Carroll
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Albert L. Raley
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Sheila "Samm" Tittle
FEC P20002630
Total 806,222 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Jeanne Shaheen
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 450,778 56.64% Senator  Jeanne Shaheen
FEC S0NH00219; 23 Nov 20; Tot $18,108,045; Dsb $17,189,214
  Candidate Republican 326,229 40.99% Bryant S. "Corky" Messner
FEC S0NH00334; 23 Nov 20; Tot $7,025,419; Dsb $6,923,523
  Candidate Libertarian 18,421 2.31% Justin F. O'Donnell
FEC S0NH00300; 14 Oct 20; Tot $6,240; Dsb $4,853
  Candidate Scattering 486 0.06% Scatter
Total 795,914 100.00%  

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Margaret Wood "Maggie" Hassan
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Donald C. "Don" Bolduc
FEC S0NH00326; 30 Sep 20; Tot $1,076,348; Dsb $920,644

Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2020. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Chris Sununu
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 516,609 65.12% Governor  Chris Sununu
  Candidate Democratic 264,639 33.36% state Senator  Dan Feltes
  Candidate Libertarian 11,329 1.43% Darryl W. Perry
  Candidate Scattering 683 0.09% Scatter
Total 793,260 100.00%  

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Christopher C. "Chris" Pappas
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 205,606 51.32% Member of Congress  Christopher C. "Chris" Pappas
FEC H8NH01210; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,190,715; Dsb $3,096,346
  Candidate Republican 185,159 46.21% Matt Mowers
FEC H0NH01282; 31 Dec 20; Tot $1,766,933; Dsb $1,748,555
  Candidate Libertarian 9,747 2.43% Zachary Steven Dumont
FEC H0NH01308
  Candidate Scattering 149 0.04% Scatter
Total 400,661 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Ann McLane "Annie" Kuster
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 208,289 53.90% Member of Congress  Ann McLane "Annie" Kuster
FEC H0NH02181; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,035,272; Dsb $2,995,582
  Candidate Republican 168,886 43.70% former state Representative Steven "Steve" Negron
FEC H8NH02275; 23 Nov 20; Tot $448,759; Dsb $449,419
  Candidate Libertarian 9,119 2.36% Andrew J. "AJ" Olding
FEC H0NH02314
  Candidate Scattering 147 0.04% Scatter
Total 386,441 100.00%  
 

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   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, 13 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 13 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.
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 7 candidates
Other Third Parties
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 5 candidates
  Write-in: 24 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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