State Representative (NH-Strafford District 12)
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Jun 03, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020
The New Hampshire State House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral New Hampshire State Legislature. The House has 400 members, who each represent one district, which results in about 3,300 constituents per representative. Primary responsibilities of a house representative include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other house members and the state senate. Additionally, the house has the exclusive authority to impeach state officials, who will then be tried by the senate. A house member serves a two-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of the position is $200 per two-year term, with no per diem for every day in session.
Application GuidelinesTo 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