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There are a total of 424 seats in the New Hampshire General Court. All 24 seats of the New Hampshire State Senate and all 400 seats of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, are up for election every two years.

Chambers

Senate

The New Hampshire State Senate is the upper body of the New Hampshire General Court. The Senate is made up of 24 members who are elected every two years. They are not subject to term limits. In New Hampshire, all 24 Senate districts are based on population. The most recent redistricting occurred in 2004.[1] Each member represents an average of 54,853 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 51,491 residents.[3]

House

The New Hampshire House of Representatives is the lower house for the New Hampshire General Court. The House of Representatives consists of 400 members coming from 204 districts, making it the largest lower house in the nation, and the third largest parliamentary body in the world.[4] Each member represents an average of 3,291 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[5] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 3,089 residents.[6]

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Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the New Hampshire Senate, a candidate must be:[7]

  • At least thirty years of age
  • A resident of the state for seven years immediately preceding the election
  • An inhabitant of the district for which they are chosen

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. It's up to the Governor to call for an election and to set an election date as soon as possible. There are no deadlines set by the state constitution on special elections.[8][9]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2010, members of the New Hampshire Senate are paid $200/two-year term. There is no per diem.[10]

Pension

New Hampshire does not provide pensions for legislators.[11]

Districts

These are links to every district in the New Hampshire State Senate.

Qualifications

Article 14 of Part 2 of the New Hampshire Constitution states, "Every member of the house of representatives shall be chosen by ballot; and, for two years, at least, next preceding his election shall have been an inhabitant of this state; shall be, at the time of his election, an inhabitant of the town, ward, place, or district he may be chosen to represent and shall cease to represent such town, ward, place, or district immediately on his ceasing to be qualified as aforesaid."

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. It's up to the Governor to call for an election and to set an election date as soon as possible. There are no deadlines set by the state constitution on special elections.[12][13]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the New Hampshire General Court are paid $200/two-year term. There is no per diem.[14]

Pension

New Hampshire does not provide pensions for legislators.[15]

Districts

These are links to every district in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Belknap
Carroll
Cheshire
Coos
Grafton
Hillsborough
Merrimack
Rockingham
Strafford
Sullivan

See also

External links

References