Election 2022

Gov. Chris Sununu stands at a lectern outside on Friday

Sununu reelected to fourth term as governor

BY: - November 8, 2022

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu won a fourth term in office Tuesday, handily defeating his Democratic opponent after a campaign centered around Sununu’s stewardship of the state’s economy.  In a speech reacting to the win Monday night, Sununu thanked voters for coming to the polls in high numbers.  “Every single vote matters and that’s what we […]

Inflation, abortion among drivers of strong Election Day turnout in New Hampshire  

BY: , and - November 8, 2022

Ronald Smith, 57, of Seabrook said he voted Republican for the first time in his life during Tuesday’s midterm election for two reasons.  He wants the southern border secured against fentanyl traffickers, whom he blames for his nephew’s drug overdose. And he can no longer afford his groceries.  “Four dollars for a dozen eggs? Four […]

Overvoted ballots could slow down state’s election workers and delay results 

BY: - November 8, 2022

It was 3 a.m. by the time Derry Town Clerk Tina Guilford finished hand-counting ballots on the night of the state primary vote in September. Guilford’s long shift in the gymnasium of the Calvary Bible Church was no accident. Many voters had deliberately filled out their ballots in a way that forced a hand count, […]

More than 42 million Americans already have voted in the midterms

BY: - November 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – More than 42 million Americans by mid-afternoon on Monday had gotten a jump start on Tuesday’s midterm elections, casting their votes through mail-in ballots or by heading to in-person early voting centers.  The United States Election Project’s data showed a significant number of voters continue to prefer voting ahead of Election Day, possibly […]

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Secretary of state predicts record voter turnout for a midterm election

BY: - November 7, 2022

New Hampshire Secretary of State Dave Scanlan predicts that Tuesday’s election will set a record for voter participation in a midterm election. Scanlan released his prediction on Friday that 591,000 voters will vote, enough to surpass the record midterm turnout of 580,214 in 2018. Scanlan said he believes hotly contested federal races are generating enthusiasm […]

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Q&A: Secretary of State Scanlan discusses what to expect on Election Day and beyond

BY: - November 7, 2022

Ahead of the midterms, the Bulletin sat down with New Hampshire Secretary of State Dave Scanlan to discuss the upcoming election. We talked about what voters should expect on Nov. 8, who will be working at their polling place, and the journey ballots take during each election to ensure that every vote is counted. This […]

Conspiracy theorists urge voting as late as possible on Election Day to ‘stop the steal’

BY: - November 7, 2022

A close ally of Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has a plan that she claims will help win him the election and prevent voter fraud: She wants voters to cast their ballots “as late in the day as possible” on Election Day.  Conspiracy theorist Toni Shuppe, who has ties to QAnon and who is […]

New Hampshire lags behind its neighbors in democracy ranking

BY: - November 4, 2022

New Hampshire ranks last among New England states for democracy-promoting state election laws and policies, according to an independent analysis. The Movement Advancement Project, or MAP, is an independent, nonprofit think tank that analyzed election laws and policies of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., ranking the states into “high,” “medium,” “fair,” “low,” and “negative” […]

Two ballot questions await voters on Election Day – here’s what they mean  

BY: - November 4, 2022

Voters will have a chance to answer two ballot questions during the midterm election on Nov. 8.   The first asks whether the state should eliminate the register of probate position: a county-level elected office whose duties were mostly stripped in 2011. The second asks whether the state should hold a convention to alter its constitution. […]

Five state Senate races to watch on Election Day

BY: - November 2, 2022

With less than a week until the election, candidates throughout the state are making a final push to boost their name recognition and sway undecided voters.  While the spotlight is largely focused on top-of-the-ticket races, those elected to serve in the State House over the next two years will shape local policies that have an […]

Election experts: Trump-Sununu dynamic a ‘fascinating’ boost for right-wing Republicans

BY: - November 1, 2022

This story was updated Nov. 1, 2022 at 9 a.m. to add a second primary endorsement from Gov. Chris Sununu. Former President Donald Trump hasn’t campaigned alongside the Republicans running for Congress. And he didn’t endorse in the primary. He didn’t have to. Don Bolduc, Karoline Leavitt, and Robert Burns made it onto the Nov. […]

League of Women Voters says voter interest in candidate forums increased this year

BY: - October 31, 2022

Interest in candidate forums is up this year, according to the New Hampshire League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization that has hosted several forums this year. One factor driving the interest is increased awareness of the Free State Project and libertarian-minded candidates running as Democrats or Republicans, said Liz Tentarelli, the league’s president. “People […]