On the night before the New Hampshire Primary election, many voters in New Hampshire will be asking the same question: of the many candidates on the ballot, which candidates will vote to reduce the size of government? By then it’s too late to research the candidates, so we've done the research for you.
When do I vote?
Vote on Tuesday, September 11th 2018. Voting starts as early as 6:00 a.m. and ends as late as 8:00 p.m., depending on your town. Click here to find the voting time for your town.
May I load this information onto my cellular phone and bring it into a voting booth?
Yes. If there is no cellular phone coverage at your voting location, download the sample ballot to your phone. If your voting location has cellular coverage, you will be able to view the sample ballot via this website.
May I take a printout of my ballot with me into a voting booth?
Yes. If you take a sheet of paper into a voting booth, please remember to take it with you when you leave.
How do I help spread the word about Liberty Ballot?
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Why are the races with no primary opponents left blank?
For the New Hampshire Republican Primary, Liberty Ballot only makes recommendations in races with contested primaries. If there isn't a primary opponent, the listed candidate(s) almost always win by default. Feel free to vote in every single race, even if Liberty Ballot didn't make a recommendation.
Why isn’t candidate X marked on the ballot?
There are a few possible reasons, including: it’s not a contested race,
Liberty Ballot thinks another candidate is better, there are multiple good candidates in the race, and there are no liberty candidates in the race.
Why are there fewer candidates marked than allowed in a race?
Bullet voting for fewer than the maximum number of allowed candidates in multi-seat districts is a proud New Hampshire tradition. If you think strongly about an additional candidate, feel free to also vote for that candidate (but be careful not to exceed the maximum number of allowed votes in that race).
If I am not currently registered to vote, can I still vote on Election Day?
Yes. Register at your polling location directly before you vote. If you have a
government-issued ID, bring it with you.
If I am registered as Undeclared (unaffiliated/independent), can I vote in the Republican Primary?
Yes. You are allowed to vote in the Republican Primary.
If I am registered as Democratic or Libertarian, may I vote in the Republican Primary?
Where are the Democratic Primary or Libertarian Primary ballots?
There are very few contested Democratic Party or Libertarian Party primaries in New Hampshire. Liberty Ballot is primarily focused on contested races.
How did Liberty Ballot evaluate candidates without legislative experience?
Dozens of activists were involved in a several-hundred-hour research process. Ratings, endorsements, and pledges from a large variety of organizations and people were considered, including but not limited to: New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, 603 Alliance, Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Firearms Coalition, National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of New Hampshire, Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire, New Hampshire Families for Education, elected officials, etc. Candidate debates, websites, Facebook pages, literature, and interviews were also considered as part of the evaluation process.
How did Liberty Ballot evaluate candidates with state legislative experience?
There are some races with no liberty candidate or multiple anti-liberty candidates.
Why Did Liberty Ballot Recommend Andy Sanborn for Congressional District 1?
This is the third election cycle in a row that Liberty Ballot has recommended Andy Sanborn based primarily on his pro-liberty voting record. Andy Sanborn has consistently received “A” ratings from the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance and Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire. Senator Sanborn co-chaired the New Hampshire presidential campaign for champion of liberty Congressman Dr. Ron Paul. Sanborn was endorsed by Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz, and Gun Owners of America.
Why is no candidate recommended for Congressional District 2?
There are multiple liberty candidates and multiple anti-liberty candidates in Congressional District 2. Any of the candidates not marked as Anti-Liberty are acceptable candidates. Steve Negron and Robert Burns both took the Americans for Tax Reform and Right to Work Pledges. Robert Burns, a former Hillsborough County Treasurer, is best on cannabis freedom. According to the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition, Robert Burns is best on gun issues, but keep in mind that Steve Negron didn't take the NHFC survey. Steve Negron and Lynne Blankenbeker both served in the New Hampshire House where they received "B+" ratings from the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance.
Why is no candidate recommended in State Senate District 3?
There is no liberty candidate in State Senate District 3. Steven H. Steiner is somewhat pro-liberty in that he is good on firearms, opposes Obamacare Medicaid Expansion, supports increased use of 401k type plans for government employees, supports Governor Chris Sununu's vetoes that were made to keep electricity costs in check, opposes toll road increases, and opposes RGGI. However, Steiner failed the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance candidate survey. Steiner opposes medical cannabis and cannabis decriminalization. He also wants to create new nanny state laws such as draconian automobile insurance requirements and government boondoggles such as commuter rail expansion.
Is Liberty Ballot affiliated with any group or organization?
No. Liberty Ballot is 100% independent. Liberty Ballot makes recommendations, not endorsements. Several people are involved in researching and vetting candidates.