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2012 Ballot Measure Election Results: New Hampshire

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November 6, 2012

New Hampshire

Edited by Kristen Horn

CONCORD, New Hampshire: New Hampshire’s CACR 26, CACR 13, and Constitutional Convention Question ballot measures were on the New Hampshire 2012 ballot on November 6, with some uncertainty surrounding one measure after all was said and done.

Out of the 3 measures on the ballot, one was approved, and one was defeated and one is too close to call.

Below is a breakdown of each measure:


CACR 26 – Constitutional Amendment Concurrent Resolution 26, also known as the New Hampshire State Court Amendment, was on the ballot in the general election, but still has not yet been decided.

The measure intends to allow the New Hampshire Legislature a concurrent power by a statute over court rulings by the chief of justice. This proposal would limit the chief justice’s ability to be the head of all rulings in the state.

Currently, the measure has 49% of "yes" votes and 51% of "no" votes. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month. Stay tuned for final results of this undecided measure.


CACR 13 - Constitutional Amendment Concurrent Resolution 13, also known as the New Hampshire Income Tax Amendment, appeared on the general election ballot to address personal income taxes.

The measure sought to ban new taxes on personal income.

However, the measure was defeated at the polls with 64% voting no.

Constitutional Convention Question

The New Hampshire Constitutional Convention Question appeared on the November 6, 2012 ballot as an automatic ballot referral.

This question proposes to create a convention to revise the state constitution.

According to reports out of the state, the measure has been defeated, continuing the streak of constitutional convention questions losing at the polls. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.

Stay tuned for more developments on Ballotpedia's Ballotpedia's page for New Hampshire 2012 ballot measures.

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