Primary School Primary School: What Do You Have to Do to Actually Run for President in N.H.? By Dan Tuohy • Nov 14, 2019 If you want to run for president, New Hampshire is an easy place to start. The relatively low barrier to getting on New Hampshire's primary ballot is legendary, something Secretary of State Bill Gardner has promoted ever since he first became the state’s chief election officer in 1976. Still, people might have questions about the ins and outs of this political tradition. Primary School: What You Need to Know About N.H.’s Party Registration Rules By Casey McDermott • Oct 21, 2019 Dan Tuohy / NHPR If you're a New Hampshire voter who plans to participate in the 2020 presidential primary, you’ll want to double check your party registration this week. This Friday, Oct. 25, is the last day to make any changes to your party registration before the election.