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New Hampshire elections, 2012

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1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of New Hampshire held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2012 ballot Click here for all
November 6, 2012
Election Results
U.S. Senate Defeatedd Preview Article
U.S. House (2 seats) Approveda
State Executives (Governor) Approveda Preview Article
State Senate (24 seats) Approveda Preview Article
State House (400 seats) Approveda
Ballot measures (3 measures) Approveda -

2012 Elections

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For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page

Elections by type

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in New Hampshire, 2012
Members of the U.S. House from New Hampshire -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 0 2
     Republican Party 2 0
Total 2 2
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Carol Shea-Porter
Republican Party Frank Guinta
Libertarian Party Brendan Kelly
Frank Guinta Democratic Party Carol Shea-Porter Yes
2nd Democratic Party Ann McLane Kuster
Republican Party Charlie Bass
Libertarian Party Hardy Macia
Charlie Bass Democratic Party Ann McLane Kuster Yes
See also: New Hampshire state executive official elections, 2012

The position of Governor was up for election.

Governor of New Hampshire General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaggie Hassan 54.7% 378,934
     Republican Ovide Lamontagne 42.6% 295,026
     Libertarian John J. Babiarz 2.8% 19,251
Total Votes 693,211
Election Results via New Hampshire Secretary of State.
See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state senate.

New Hampshire State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 5 11
     Republican Party 19 13
Total 24 24

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintain partisan control in the state house.

New Hampshire House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 103 221
     Republican Party 288 179
     Independent 2 0
     Vacancy 7 0
Total 400 400

See also: New Hampshire 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA CACR 13 (Question1) Taxes Would ban new taxes on personal income Defeatedd
LRCA CACR 26 (Question 2) State judiciary Would make the chief justice of the state supreme court to be administrative head of all the courts. Defeatedd
ConCon ConCon (Question 3) Admin of gov't The measure would create a convention to revise, alter, or amend the state constitution. Defeatedd

Eligibility to Vote

New Hampshire

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

New Hampshire had a mixed primary system -- registered Democrats and Republicans could only vote in their own party's primary, but independent voters could vote in either party's primary. Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by September 4, 2012, which was 7 days before the primary, or on the day of the primary itself.[1] (Information about registering to vote (dead link))

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote was 10 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 27.[2]

  • Voter ID info
  • Residency requirements: There was no minimum period of time that voters were required to have lived in New Hampshire before being allowed to register.[3]
  • Same-day registration: Yes[4]

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee Voting


You are eligible to vote absentee in an election if you cannot make it to the polls on Election Day for one of the following reasons:[5][6]

  • you will be absent on the day of any state election from the county, city, or town in which you are registered to vote
  • you are unable to appear in public on Election Day because of your observance of a religious commitment
  • you are unable to vote in person by reason of physical disability
  • you are unable to vote in person by reason of military service
  • you are unable to appear at any time during polling hours at your polling place because an employment obligation requires you to remain physically at work or to be in transit to or from work from the time the polls open until after the time the polls close[7]


There is no specific deadline for applying for an absentee ballot. The ballot must be returned either in person by 5 p.m. the day before the election or by mail. If returned by mail, the ballot must be received by 5 p.m. on Election Day.[5][6]

Military and overseas voting

For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

New Hampshire is one of 14 states that do not permit early voting in any form.[8]

See also