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New Hampshire

New Hampshire State Executives
Secretary of StateAttorney General
Commissioner of Education

Agriculture Commissioner
Insurance Commissioner
Labor Commissioner
Director of Fish & Game
Public Utilities Commission
The Secretary of State for New Hampshire is a constitutional officer in the state of New Hampshire and serves as the exclusive head of the New Hampshire Department of State. The secretary of state performs duties of both a legislative branch as well as an executive branch officer. The secretary of state is elected biannually by ballot of all members of the New Hampshire General Court assembled together. The secretary of state is required to prepare and distribute election-related items as provided in the state Election code. The secretary of state has the custody of the State Seal.

The current officeholder is William Gardner.


There are no specific qualifications for this office.

Term of office

See also: States with gubernatorial term limits, State legislatures with term limits

As with other state executive officers, the Secretary of State for New Hampshire is elected by a joint session of both houses of the State Legislature. There is no term limit imposed on this statewide position. (New Hampshire Constitution, Part II, Article 167)

Contact information

Capitol Address:
New Hampshire

State House, Room 204
Concord, N.H. 03301

Phone: (603) 271-3242
Fax: (603) 271-6316
Email: Elections@sos.state.nh.us

See also

External links