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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

State legislators in New Hampshire seek education amendment

May 2008.Some state legislators in New Hampshire are working to place a ballot measure before the state's voters in 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.

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.New school funding amendment presented

Spending caps sought in Rochester, three other cities

May 2008. Rochester resident Tom Hudson, working with the New Hampshire Advantage Coalition (NHAC), hopes to collect about 800 signatures to qualify a 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.Citizen's drive attempting to put spending cap on ballot in Rochester

Spending cap proposed in Hilltop City

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.Push for spending cap also on in Hilltop City

Social issues rank behind economy

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.Seeds of social issues dot 2008 campaigns

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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 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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