Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support NHPR's local journalism that brings clarity, context, and community!

N.H. Legislature Approves Earlier State Primary

New Hampshire polling place
Dan Tuohy / NHPR
Polling place in Manchester, N.,H.

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.

Get the top NH political stories in your inbox: sign up for the Primarily Politics newsletter.

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 on Thursday gave final approval to a bill to change the date to the first Tuesday in August, starting with the 2024 elections.

Sununu has said he wants to confer with Secretary of State Bill Gardner before making a decision. Gardner opposes the change.

Related Content

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.