New Hampshire elections, 2012
|1 2012 Elections|
|2 Eligibility to Vote|
|2.1 Primary election|
|2.2 General election|
|3 Voting absentee|
|3.3 Military and overseas voting|
|4 Voting early|
|5 See also|
The state of New Hampshire held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:
- Signature filing deadline: June 15, 2012
- Primary date: September 11, 2012
- General election date: November 6, 2012
|On the 2012 ballot|| Click here for all |
November 6, 2012
|U.S. Senate||Preview Article|
|U.S. House (2 seats)|
|State Executives (Governor)||Preview Article|
|State Senate (24 seats)||Preview Article|
|State House (400 seats)|
|Ballot measures (3 measures)||-|
For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page
Elections by type
|Members of the U.S. House from New Hampshire -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|1st|| Carol Shea-Porter
|Frank Guinta||Carol Shea-Porter||Yes|
|2nd|| Ann McLane Kuster
|Charlie Bass||Ann McLane Kuster||Yes|
The position of Governor was up for election.
|Governor of New Hampshire General Election, 2012|
|Libertarian||John J. Babiarz||2.8%||19,251|
|Election Results via New Hampshire Secretary of State.|
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|
- See also: New Hampshire 2012 ballot measures
|CACR 13 (Question1)||Taxes||Would ban new taxes on personal income|
|CACR 26 (Question 2)||State judiciary||Would make the chief justice of the state supreme court to be administrative head of all the courts.|
|ConCon||ConCon (Question 3)||Admin of gov't||The measure would create a convention to revise, alter, or amend the state constitution.|
Eligibility to Vote
- 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. (Information about registering to vote (dead link))
- 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.
- 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.
- Same-day registration: Yes
- See also: Absentee Voting
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.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- See also: Early voting
New Hampshire is one of 14 states that do not permit early voting in any form.
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2012-2013 Political Calendar," accessed April 19, 2012
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "Register to Vote" accessed May 7, 2012 (dead link)
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "FAQ" accessed May 7, 2012
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "Register to Vote" accessed July 12, 2012 (dead link)
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "How to Register to Vote," accessed December 16, 2013
- Long Distance Voter, "New Hampshire Absentee Ballot Guide," accessed December 16, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- National Conference of State Legislatures, "Absentee and Early Voting," accessed December 16, 2013