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This page is a [[Ballotpedia:Portals|hub]] to connect you to everything on [[Ballotpedia:About|Ballotpedia]] about '''[[New Hampshire]]''' and its [[ballot]]&#8212;[[laws governing ballot measures in New Hampshire|laws]], [[History of direct democracy in New Hampshire|history]], ballot propositions [[New Hampshire ballot measures|statewide]] and [[New Hampshire local ballot measures|local]], and more.
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|style="color:#000;"|'''State legislators in New Hampshire seek education amendment'''
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|style="color:#000;"|'''New Hampshire Supreme Court says no to 17-year-old voting'''
'''May 2008.'''Some state legislators in [[New Hampshire]] are working to place a [[ballot measure]] before the state's voters in [[New Hampshire 2008 ballot measures|November 2008]] to create a new [[constitutional amendment]] that would define an adequate education, determine the cost of providing an adequate education to all New Hampshire public school students and fund that full amount.  The amendment might alleviate local disparities in educational opportunity.
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To pass the House, the proposal needs the support of 237 lawmakers. Both chambers must ultimately approve such an amendment by 60% to put it on the statewide ballot, where 2/3 of voters would have to approve it for it to become part of the state's constitution.[http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080502/FRONTPAGE/805020403/0/NEWS05 ''New school funding amendment presented'']
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'''May 20, 2008''': The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a bill letting underage citizens vote in primaries, if those voters were going to be age 18 by the time of the general election, would violate the New Hampshire Constitution. New Hampshire is one of the few states in which the supreme court is entitled to decide whether a bill is constitutional or not, before it has become law.[http://www.ballot-access.org/2008/05/20/new-hampshire-supreme-court-says-no-to-letting-17-year-olds-vote-in-primaries/ ...more]
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|style="color:#000;"|'''Spending caps sought in Rochester, three other cities'''
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'''May 2008.''' Rochester resident Tom Hudson, working with the [[New Hampshire Advantage Coalition]] (NHAC), hopes to collect about 800 signatures to qualify a [[Ballot initiatives to cap spending|spending cap]] measure for the November election ballot.  Mayor John Larochelle has expressed support for a spending cap.  The NHAC group says it is also looking at Manchester, Merrimack, Londonderry, Conway, Keene, Concord, Lebanon and Bedford as places where citizens might want such a cap.[http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080502/GJNEWS_01/1597288/-1/FOSNEWS ''Citizen's drive attempting to put spending cap on ballot in Rochester'']
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'''May 2008.''' Tim Logsdon has Resident has presented a petition to the Hilltop City clerk asking that a spending cap measure be placed on the city's ballot. The measure might appear on the city's ballot in September, during the state's primary election. Logsdon is working with the [[New Hampshire Advantage Coalition]], which seeks similar spending caps in other cities as well.[http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080502/GJNEWS_01/590509845/-1/FOSNEWS ''Push for spending cap also on in Hilltop City'']
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'''May 2008.''' Political observersin New Hampshire tell Stateline News that social issues "rank far behind" the economy in terms of motivating voters in the state's election contests. The balance of power between the Republican and Democratic parties is in play in New Hampshire's legislative chambers this November.[http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=305727 ''Seeds of social issues dot 2008 campaigns'']
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Statewide, New Hampshire enjoys just one of the [[forms of direct democracy in the American states|available seven forms]] of direct democracy.  If the [[New Hampshire State Legislature|New Hampshire legislature]] places a [[constitutional amendment]] on the statewide ballot, voters can ratify or reject it. 
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'''Government of New Hampshire'''<br>
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* [[New Hampshire ballot measures|State ballot measures]]
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in New Hampshire|Laws governing ballot measures]]
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The [[Wikipedia:New Hampshire State Constitution|New Hampshire State Constitution]] is the supreme law of the state, followed by the [[Wikipedia:New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated|New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated]]. The State Constitution is the nation's only state constitution which acknowledges the [[Wikipedia:right of revolution|right of revolution]], and one of the few that does not expressly mandate the provision of a public school system.
 
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* [[New Hampshire ballot measures]] (all)
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** [[Secretary_of_State_of_New_Hampshire|Secretary of State]]
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** [[New Hampshire ballot measures|State ballot measures]]
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* Join the [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject_New_Hampshire|The New Hampshire Project]] on Ballotpedia.
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in New Hampshire]]
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* [http://www.sos.nh.gov/ethics.htm Campaign finance]
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* [http://www.iandrinstitute.org/New%20IRI%20Website%20Info/I&R%20Research%20and%20History/I&R%20at%20the%20Statewide%20Level/Constitution%20and%20Statutes/New%20Hampshire.pdf How the state legislature places amendments on the New Hampshire ballot]
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* [[John H. Lynch|Governor of New Hampshire]]
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* [[Kelly A. Ayotte|Attorney General of New Hampshire]]
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May 20, 2008: The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a bill letting underage citizens vote in primaries, if those voters were going to be age 18 by the time of the general election, would violate the New Hampshire Constitution. New Hampshire is one of the few states in which the supreme court is entitled to decide whether a bill is constitutional or not, before it has become law....more

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