U.S. Representative (NH-2)

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jun 03, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020


There are 435 U.S. Representatives in the United States that comprise the House of Representatives, otherwise known as the United States Congress. U.S. Representatives are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing congressional committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). Federal funding bills originate in the House of Representative, and the House of Representatives is responsible for carrying out impeachment proceedings. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Representatives have offices in Washington D.C. and their home districts to address concerns of citizens in their districts. The yearly salary for a United States Congressional Representative is $174,000.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the New Hampshire Secretary of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including, a declaration of intent, petition requirements, a filing fee, campaign finance forms and other office specific requirements. Inquire into primary election details if you plan to run as a partisan candidate. Next file these papers with the appropriate filing officer. If you plan to run as an independent you must gain a stipulated amount of nomination paper signatures. The amount of signatures varies by office. These signatures must be submitted to be certified by town or city Supervisors of the Checklist by the Wednesday 5 weeks before the primary. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the required signatures or filing fee by the filing window deadline to the applicable election official in order to appear on the primary or general election ballot in November. The filing window during which a candidate must file their declaration of intent is from the first Wednesday in June and the Friday of the following week. The New Hampshire Secretary of State Elections Division, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns, can be reached at (603) 271-3242. The election calendar and other pertinent information can be found here: http://sos.nh.gov/Elections.aspx.

Submit application to:
New Hampshire Secretary of State, 107 North Main Street, Concord, NH, 03301, US