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Running For Office

You have decided you want to run for office, congratulations! Here is some important information to help you...

QUALIFICATIONS

GOVERNOr

 Must be 30 years of age a registered voter and domiciled in New Hampshire for at least 7 years.

Executive Councilor 

Must be 30 years of age a registered voter and domiciled in New Hampshire for at least 7 years. Must live in executive council district they are a candidate for.

County Officer

Must be 18 years of age and a registered voter in the county where you are domiciled.  Must also be aware of other provisions of law regarding qualifications for particular county office

United

States SENATOR

Must be 30 years of age, a registered voter in New Hampshire and a United States Citizen for at least 9 years.

State Senator

Must be 30 years of age, a registered voter and domiciled in New Hampshire for at least 7 years.  Must live in senate district they are a candidate for.

Local Officials

Different towns may have different qualifications, this link can help you find more about your town's laws

https://www.nh.gov/government/local.html 

United

States

REPREsentative

Must be 25 years of age and a United States Citizen for at least 7 years.  Candidate does not have to live in same district they are a candidate for; however, must be domiciled and a registered voter in New Hampshire.

State Representative

 Must be 18 years of age, a registered voter and domiciled in New Hampshire for at least 2 years.  Must live in town or ward they are a candidate for.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Helpful new hampshire links