New Hampshire

The New Hampshire House of Representatives is one of the biggest chambers in the country. It’s also one of the most gerrymandered. Republicans effectively overrode a Democratic governor when they drew the current maps, so we’re monitoring races up and down the ballot to stop that from happening again.

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How Redistricting Happened in New Hampshire

The following timeline is a high-level overview outlining major redistricting events and activity in the state of New Hampshire over the last 10 years.

2011

Census data delivered to New Hampshire.

2012

Republicans, controlling both houses in the state legislature, drew the state and congressional lines.

Democratic Governor John Lynch approved the state Senate and congressional maps – but vetoed the state House maps.

Republicans in the legislature overrode his veto.

2018

The NDRC is monitoring the gubernatorial and state legislative elections to give Democrats a seat at the table in 2021.

Know the Races that Impact Redistricting

We are watching the governor’s race, the state Senate, and the state House.

1 Know the Decision Makers

Both the congressional and state legislative lines are drawn by:

  • Governor
  • State Senate
  • State House

2 Know Your State Legislature

New Hampshire Lower Chamber
173

Democratic-held
seats

216

Republican-held
seats

3 Held by a third or unaffiliated party

8 Vacant seats

New Hampshire Upper Chamber
10

Democratic-held
seats

14

Republican-held
seats

4 Vote

Vote for candidates who will unrig the system. We will have a list of candidates we are supporting later in the year.

 

Primary Election Date: September 11, 2018

General Election Date: November 6, 2018

Get Involved in New Hampshire Today

The fight to fix gerrymandering is right now—and we need your help in New Hampshire! Here’s what you can do:

Join Organizing for ‘18

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and Organizing for Action (OFA) launched a partnership to build a more fair democracy by strategically targeting legislative chambers, governorships, and ballot initiatives that will be critical in determining how maps are drawn after the 2020 Census.

Join a Local OFA Chapter

Alongside the National Redistricting Action Fund (an NDRC affiliate), OFA is engaging with activists and volunteers to help educate people about gerrymandering and involve them in the process of fixing a badly rigged political system.

Attend Events Near You

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and MobilizeAmerica have teamed up to bring you the highest-impact volunteer opportunities in New Hampshire to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket — and bring an end to Republican gerrymandering.

You can register to vote for the general election in New Hampshire up until November 6, 2018.

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to Vote