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Gardner Sets N.H. Primary Candidate Filing Period Oct. 30 to Nov. 15

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The filing period for presidential primary candidates is oct. 30 to Nov. 15. Secretary of State Bill Gardner will announce the date of the 2020 primary at a later time.

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner has set the filing period for the 2020 presidential primary. The sign-up window is Oct. 30 to Nov. 15. 

During that period, candidates or their representatives sign paperwork in Gardiner's office and pay $1,000 to get on the ballot. The office won’t be open on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

Gardner has not yet set a date for the primaries, but barring attempts by other states to leap ahead, he's expected to pick Feb. 11, eight days after the Iowa caucuses.

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The office said as of Tuesday, New Hampshire has 978,564 registered voters: 410,314 undeclared, 291,991 Republican and 276,259 Democratic.

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