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The following is the remainder of the 2016 Political Calendar.  For more information go to the New Hampshire's Secretary of State's website at http://sos.nh.gov/Elections.aspx

 

                    NEW HAMPSHIRE 2016 POLITICAL CALENDAR

June 15 - Deadline for candidates to file complaints that an opposing candidate is not a bona fide candidate (straw candidate)  

Last day for appropriate party committee to fill vacancy on party tickets. Affidavit of qualifications required for candidates for governor, executive councilor, state senator, and state representative.  

Last day to file supplemental primary petitions in case of rejected petitions.  

June 22 - First report of receipts and expenditures due by political committees, except the political committee of a political party or the political committee of a candidate.

July 15 - Last day for town or ward political committee chairmen to notify town or ward clerk and city clerk of inspector of election appointments. If committee fails to notify clerk, selectmen shall appoint inspectors in equal number from the political parties.

July 29 - Last day city or town clerks must mail or e-mail Write-In Ballots to Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) voters for the primary.

July 30 - Last day city or town clerks must mail or email all ballots to  UOCAVA voters for the primary who have a request on file. 

August 1 - Terms of inspectors of election chosen between May 15 and July 15 begin; Inspectors serve until successor is appointed and qualified.

August 3 - September 2 - Period for 5 percent of the voters of any town or city to petition Secretary of State to print liquor or sweepstakes sales questions on general election ballot.

August 10 5:00 p.m. - Deadline for persons or political organizations to file nomination papers with supervisors of the checklist for certification for placement on the general election ballot. Supervisors or a designee must be available between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

August 15 - Last day for city council to set polling hours in cities for primary election.  

August 16 - Last day for supervisors to post copy of checklist for primary in the town or city clerk's office or at town or city hall; notice of day, place, hour of upcoming checklist sessions must be posted with checklist.

August 24 - Second report of receipts and expenditures due for political committee’s First report due for political committees of political parties and political committees of candidates.

August 30 - Last day to publish notice of September 6 session for correction of checklist.  

Last day for supervisors to prepare and post checklist for additional polling place; checklist must be posed in town or city clerk's office or at town or city hall and 2 copies to be filed with clerk.  

August 30 - Last day Proof of Voter Identity Instructions Poster must be posted prominently in town and or ward. Poster must also be posted outside guardrail at all elections.

August 31 5:00 p.m. - Deadline for supervisors of the checklist to have nomination papers certified.

September 6 - Session for correction of checklist to be held as a minimum requirement between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and at the discretion of the supervisors for extended hours.

Last day for town clerk/supervisors to accept voter registration applications. No additions or corrections shall be made to the checklist after this session, until Election Day, except as provided in RSA 659:12. RSA 654:8, II

Reports of transfer, reports of death, removal of names.

September 6 - Last day for Secretary of State to deliver ballots to clerks. Ballots shall be inspected by town or city clerk in the presence of at least one other legal voter and resealed for use on Election Day.

Last day Secretary of State may receive name of substitute candidate to be placed on ballot.

September 7 5:00 p.m. - Deadline for persons or political organizations to file nomination papers with Secretary of State for general election.  

Third report of receipts and expenditures due for political committees.

Second report due for political committees of political parties and political committees of candidates.

September 9 - Last day for supervisors to post final corrected checklist and certification of checklist.

September 12 5:00 p.m. - City or town clerk must be available to accept any completed absentee ballots filed in person at least between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Last day for filing objections to nomination papers filed with Secretary of State.

September 13 - State Primary Election Day. Voters may register at the polls on Election Day.

1:00 p.m. - Processing of absentee ballots shall begin unless a different time that is no earlier than 2 hours after the opening of the polls is posted and announced in accordance with RSA 659:49, II.

5:00 p.m. - Deadline for clerks to accept any completed absentee ballots delivered by mail. RSA 657:22

Any person has the right to observe in-person voter registration. They may not be positioned within 5 feet of the voter registration table. The ballot clerk must publicly announce name and address of person registering.

No person not authorized by law may stand or sit within 6 feet of the ballot clerk for purposes of observing the check-in of voters without the express permission of the moderator.

September 15 - Ballot Law Commission shall meet to hear and decide any objections or appeals.

September 16 5:00 p.m. - Any candidate for whom a vote was cast in a primary to apply to Secretary of State for recount.

Any person voted for upon the ballot of any party who, by declaration of the Secretary of State upon recount, was not chosen as the candidate of such party may, within 3 days after said declaration appeal to the ballot law commission by filing his written appeal to the Secretary of State.

Last day for any person who is nominated by the same political party for incompatible offices to notify the Secretary of State in writing of which nomination he or she will accept.

September 19 5:00 p.m. - Deadline for any candidate who requested a recount to withdraw the request and receive a refund of any fees paid.

September 20 5:00 p.m. - Last day a vacancy can be filled due to rejection of incompatible offices as provided in RSA 659:91. Declarations of candidacy and affidavits to be filed. Last day persons nominated by write-in vote who wish to reject the nomination to notify the Secretary of State of said rejection in writing.

September 20 - October 25 -- STATE PARTY CONVENTIONS

September 21 - Last primary report of receipts and expenditures due.

September 23 - Last day for 5 legal voters of any city or town to petition Secretary of State to recount ballots cast on any question submitted to the voters of said city or town on the state primary election ballot. Fee of $10 per 1,000 ballots cast; not to exceed $50.

September 23 - Last day city or town clerks must mail or email Write-In Ballots to UOCAVA voters for the general election.

September 24 - Last day city or town clerks must mail or email all ballots to UOCAVA voters for the general election who have a request on file.

STATE GENERAL ELECTION – 2016

October 10 - Last day for city council to set polling hours in cities for general election.  

Last day for selectmen or city council to determine boundaries of communities to be served by additional polling places.  

October 11 - Last day for supervisors to post checklist for state general election in town or city clerk's office or at town or city hall; notice of day, hour of upcoming checklist sessions must be posted with checklist.

October 14 - Last day for voters or supervisors to petition Ballot Law Commission for a revision and verification of checklist.  

October 19 - First report of receipts and expenditures due for all political committees and candidates.

October 21 - Last day to publish notice of October 29 session for checklist correction.  

October 25 - Last day for selectmen to post warrant for general election at all polling places and at town or city clerk's office or at town or city hall; warrant shall state offices and questions that will appear on ballot, location of central and any additional polling places, the hours of opening polls and the hour before which the polls may not close.  

Last day for supervisor to prepare and post checklist for additional polling place; checklist must be posted in town or city clerk's office or at town or city hall and 2 copies filed with the town clerk.  

October 29 - Session for correction of checklist as a minimum requirement between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and at the discretion of the supervisors for extended hours.  

Last day for town clerk/supervisors to accept voter registration applications. No additions or corrections shall be made to the checklist after this session until Election Day, except as provided in RSA 659:12.

Reports of transfer; reports of death; removal of names.

November 1 - Last day for Secretary of State to deliver general election ballots to clerks. Ballots shall be inspected by town or city clerk in the presence of at least one other legal voter and resealed for use on Election Day.  

Last day Secretary of State may receive name of substitute candidate to be placed on ballot.

November 2 - Second report of receipts and expenditures due for all political committees and candidates.  

November 4 - Last day for supervisors to post final corrected checklist and certification of checklist.  

November 7 5:00 p.m. - City or town clerk must be available to accept any completed absentee ballots filed in person at least between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

November 8 State General Election Day. Voters may register at the polls on Election Day.

1:00 p.m. - Processing of absentee ballots shall begin unless a different time that is no earlier than 2 hours after the opening of the polls is posted and announced in accordance with RSA 659:49, II.  

5:00 p.m. - Deadline for city or town clerk to accept any completed absentee ballots delivered by mail.

Hours of polling.  

Moderator to fill out 2 copies of certificate showing total number of ballots received; clerk to certify one copy, which is then sent to the Secretary of State with election returns.  

State party committee and Attorney General may appoint challengers of voters. Such challengers shall be positioned in the polling place so that they may be able to see and hear each voter as he offers to vote.  

Any person has the right to observe in-person voter registration. They may not be positioned within 5 feet of the voter registration table. The ballot clerk must publicly announce name and address of person registering.  

No person not authorized by law may stand or sit within 6 feet of the ballot clerk for purposes of observing the check-in of voters without the express permission of the moderator.  

Write-in votes cast for candidates whose name is on ballot counted as vote for that candidate.  

Moderator and clerk to certify that checklists are the ones used at that election; list then given to supervisors.  

Moderator to declare state representatives-elect in only those districts containing one town or ward.  

Election returns prepared by clerk; one copy kept by clerk and one copy should be given to the State Police to be delivered to the Secretary of State on election night.  

Sealing and certifying of ballots.  

Ballots delivered to clerk for preservation.  

Secretary of State to notify candidates elected to incompatible offices; Candidate has 10 days to notify Secretary of State of which office he will accept.  

November 14 - Last day for any candidate for whom a vote was cast in general election to apply to Secretary of State for recount. (Since Friday, November 11 is Veteran’s Day, deadline moves to Monday)

November 16 - Third report of receipts and expenditures due for all political committees and candidates.  

November 18 - Last day for 5 legal voters of any city or town to petition Secretary of State to recount ballots cast on any question other than a constitutional amendment submitted to the voters of said city or town on the state general election ballot; a fee of $10 per 1,000 ballots cast shall accompany the application, not to exceed $50.  

Last day for 50 voters of any county to petition Secretary of State to recount ballots cast on any question submitted to the voters of said county.  

November 28 - Ballot Law Commission shall meet to hear and decide any objections or appeals.  

December 2 - Last day for 100 voters to petition Secretary of State to recount the ballots cast on any constitutional amendment question voted on at the state general election.

December 7 - House and Senate Organization Day Part II, Art. 3, N.H. Constitution

December 9 - Last day for voters or supervisors to petition Ballot Law Commission for a revision and verification of checklist.  

December 15 - Last day for person to contest the election of a state senator or state representative; letter must be sent by certified mail, postmarked by December 15. 


Committee to Elect Steve Negron
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