• New Hampshire January 3, 2022 7:43 pm

    New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner to Leave Office

    Bill Gardner, the nation’s longest-serving secretary of state who built a reputation for fiercely defending New Hampshire’s position at the front of the presidential primary calendar, said Monday he will be leaving office this week. Gardner, 73, was first elected by the Legislature in 1976. He was reelected to his 23rd two-year term in 2020 with no challengers. Historically, he…

  • New Hampshire June 27, 2021 1:21 am

    New Hampshire Legislature Approves Earlier State Primary

    A bill to move up the date of New Hampshire’s state primary elections is headed to the desk of Gov. Chris Sununu, where its fate is uncertain. While New Hampshire is known for its first-in-the-nation presidential primary every four years, its state primary, held the second Tuesday in September, is one of the nation’s latest. The House and Senate...

  • New Hampshire February 6, 2020 5:25 pm

    Candidates Continue to Stump in NH Ahead of Primary

    Democratic presidential candidates continued to campaign Thursday in New Hampshire ahead of next week’s primary.

  • New Hampshire November 25, 2019 7:20 pm

    New Hampshire's Presidential Primary Date Set

    New Hampshire’s presidential primary is set for Feb. 11, eight days after Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner made the date official Monday during a statehouse news conference.

  • Donald Trump March 4, 2020 2:52 am

    2 More Dems File for NH Primary Ahead of Pence's Trip to Sign Up Trump

    Two Democratic senators filed Wednesday to officially be on the ballot in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, a day before Vice President Mike Pence was set to arrive to file on the president’s behalf. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota visited the statehouse to sign the paperwork as she qualified for her party’s December debate, having reached 5% support in a Quinnipiac...

  • New Hampshire September 30, 2019 9:14 am

    Sign-Up Window for NH Primary to Be Set This Week

    Candidates who’ve been campaigning in New Hampshire for months will find out this week when they’ll be able to officially sign up for the first-in-the-nation presidential primaries. Secretary of State Bill Gardner says he will announce the dates of the 2020 filing period early this week. During the roughly 12-day period, candidates or their representatives sign paperwork in Gardiner’s office...

  • Donald Trump December 5, 2018 11:57 pm

    Bill Gardner Re-Elected as NH Secretary of State After Major Challenge

    New Hampshire lawmakers have re-elected their veteran secretary of state and guardian of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary in a close vote. Legislators voted Wednesday to keep Bill Gardner, the nation’s longest-serving secretary of state. He’s held the job for 42 years. Legislators voted twice; neither candidate won a majority the first time. The final vote was 209-205.

  • Donald Trump August 7, 2017 7:15 pm

    NH to Send Scanned Images of Voter Data

    New Hampshire will send scanned, unsearchable images of voter data to President Donald Trump’s commission on election fraud.

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