CONCORD, NH (May 13, 2022): New Hampshire Secretary of State David M. Scanlan reminds New Hampshire residents that the filing period for candidacy for the State Primary Election and General Election is June 1-10, 2022.
- If you are not a registered voter in your town and you wish to file for office, you must register no later than May 31, 2022; or
- If you are a registered voter and wish to file for nomination you must be registered as a member of the party in whose primary you seek to file. The last day to change your party affiliation (if necessary) is May 31, 2022.
- Supervisors of the checklist are required to be in session from 7 p.m. until at least 7:30 p.m. on May 31st. Please check locally for the location of these meetings.
Individuals filing as Democratic or Republican candidates for the State Primary Election for all offices except State Representative and/or Delegate to the Republican State Convention must file with the Secretary of State’s Office a Declaration of Candidacy, a Statement of Financial Interests (RSA 15-A) and pay the administrative assessment fee or the required Primary Petitions accompanied by an Assent to Candidacy.
Those running for Representative to the General Court or Delegate to the Republican State Convention must file at the clerk’s office in their town/city of residence. Candidates for State Representative will be required to file a Declaration of Candidacy, a Statement of Financial Interests (RSA 15-A) and pay the administrative assessment fee or submit the required Primary Petitions accompanied by an Assent to Candidacy. Candidates for Delegate to the Republican State Convention will be required to file a Declaration of Candidacy.
Candidates for all offices who intend to run in the General Election as unaffiliated with a recognized political party and political organizations that intend to run a slate of candidates must pay the administrative assessment fee and file a Declaration of Intent and a Statement of Financial Interests (RSA 15-A) with the Secretary of State. In addition, the required nomination papers must be certified and filed by September 7, 2022.
All candidates filing on the last day of the filing period (June 10), either with the Secretary of State’s Office or the town or city clerk’s office, must do so in-person by 5:00 p.m.
For more information on the filing period, candidacy fees and qualifications for office, please visit https://www.sos.nh.gov/elections/elections/2022-election-information or contact the Secretary of State’s Office.
The State Primary Election will take place on September 13, 2022, followed by the State General Election on November 8, 2022.