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The [[New Hampshire State Constitution]] is the supreme law of the state, followed by the [[New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated]]. The State Constitution is the nation's only state constitution which acknowledges the [[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 is also the only state with no mandatory seatbelt law for adults, and also has no motorcycle helmet law for adults nor mandatory vehicle insurance for automobiles. Although the state retains the [[capital punishment|death penalty]] for limited crimes, the last execution was conducted in 1939. New Hampshire is the only state that does not mandate public [[kindergarten]], partly out of frugality and lack of funding, and partly out of belief in ''local control'', a philosophy under which towns and cities, not the state, make as many decisions as possible. As of 2005, all but two dozen communities in the state provided public kindergarten.
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==Initiative, Referendum and Recall==
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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 2008 local ballot measures|local]], and more.
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**Initiative and referendum advocates were defeated at New Hampshire's 1902 constitutional convention by an overwhelming 250 to 40 vote of the delegates. George H. Duncan of East Joffrey, secretary of the New Hampshire Direct Legislation League in 1912, led an effort to pass I&R at the next state constitutional convention, but lost again by a vote of 166 to 156.
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* [http://www.sos.nh.gov/ethics.htm Campaign Finance Laws|Campaign Finance Laws]]
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* [[NH Belknap|Belknap]], [[NH Carroll|Carroll]], [[NH Cheshire|Cheshire]], [[NH Coos|Coos]], [[NH Grafton|Grafton]], [[NH Hillsborough|Hillsborough]], [[NH Merrimack|Merrimack]], [[NH Rockingham|Rockingham]], [[NH Strafford|Strafford]], [[NH Sullivan|Sullivan]]
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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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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]]. 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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* [http://www.nh.gov/ Official New Hampshire website]
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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 constitutional amendments on the New Hampshire ballot]
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|style="color:#000;" align="left"|'''Key government offices'''
  
===Key Government Officials===
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* [[John H. Lynch|Governor of New Hampshire]]
* [[New Hampshire Governor - John H. Lynch]]
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* [[Kelly A. Ayotte|Attorney General of New Hampshire]]
* [[New Hampshire Secretary of State - William Gardner]]
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* [[New Hampshire State Legislature]]
* [[New Hampshire Attorney General - Kelly A. Ayotte]]
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* [http://www.nh.gov New Hampshire's main government website]
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* Portions of this article were taken from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hampshire Wikipedia] 6/22/07
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* Initiative History taken from [http://www.iandrinstitute.org/New%20Hampshire.htm I&R Institute] with permission
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Revision as of 14:26, 1 May 2008

New Hampshire

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New Hampshire on Ballotpedia

This page is a hub to connect you to everything on Ballotpedia about New Hampshire and its ballotlaws, history, ballot propositions statewide and local, and more.

New Hampshire ballot news

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...more New Hampshire ballot news

New Hampshire and direct democracy

Statewide, New Hampshire enjoys just one of the available seven forms of direct democracy. If the New Hampshire legislature places a constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot, voters can ratify or reject it.

The New Hampshire State Constitution is the supreme law of the state, followed by the Wikipedia:New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated. The State Constitution is the nation's only state constitution which acknowledges the right of revolution, and one of the few that does not expressly mandate the provision of a public school system.

New Hampshire ballot basics

Ballot measures and recalls
Laws and history
Key government offices
...get started now

References