Election 2016: What You Need to Know Before You Head to the Polls in N.H.

Nov 5, 2016

Remember! New Hampshire is one of 13 states in the country where you can register to vote at the polls on election day. You'll need proof of age, where you're domiciled, and that you're a citizen. To learn more, go here.

New Hampshire voters will finally decide this year's political races this week, casting votes for President, U.S. Senate, Congress and governor -- all the way down to individual seats for the Legislature and local town races.

Related: Find your local polling place with this search tool from the N.H. Secretary of State's office

If you're still trying to figure out how to vote, you've come to the right place. NHPR has been following the major races for more than a year, and we've gathered our coverage here -- including candidate profiles, issue explainers, on-air interviews with the candidates, and updates from the campaign trail. 

Related: How has your town voted in recent elections? Check out our interactive map to find out!

The Races: Candidate Profiles and Coverage

Governor's Race  |  U.S. Senate Race

Congressional Races  |  State Senate Race 

Governor's Race

Candidate Resumes

Candidate Forums & Debates:

Campaign feature stories:

Click here for more stories about Chris Sununu. Click here for more on Colin Van Ostern.

More coverage of the gubernatorial race


U.S. Senate Race
Hassan and Ayotte at a forum held by NHPR, the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, and the New Hampshire Business Review at The NH Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Debates & Forums:

Campaign Features:

More Coverage by Candidate:

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)   |  Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) 

View more coverage of the 2016 U.S. Senate Race 

Congressional Races


Campaign Features:

CD1 Forums 

More Coverage by Candidate  

Frank Guinta (R) - Incumbent   |   Carol Shea-Porter (D)  |   Shawn O'Conner (I)


Campaign Features:

CD2 Candidate Forums:

More coverage of the candidates:

Ann McLane Kuster (D) - Incumbent   |   Jim Lawrence (R) - Challenger


N.H. State Senate Race
The New Hampshire State Senate chamber
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Link: Ballotpedia's overview of the New Hampshire state Senate

State of Democracy series: Gerrymandering Gives Republicans the Edge in State Senate:

Data and Infographics on N.H. Politics and Elections

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