Nov 03, 2020
Jun 03, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020
The Governor of the State of New Hampshire is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in New Hampshire. The governor is popularly elected every two years by a plurality and has no term limit. Unlike in many other states in which Executive Councils are merely advisory, the Executive Council of New Hampshire has a strong check on the governor's power. The five-member Executive Council has a veto over many actions of the governor. Under Article 47, both the governor and the council "have a negative" on one another. Together, the governor and Executive Council approve contracts with a value of $5,000 or more, approve pardons, and appoint the directors and commissioners, judges, the attorney general and officers in the National Guard. The governor has the sole power to veto bills, subject to a two-thirds legislative override, and to command the state National Guard. Other duties and privileges of the office include: Adjourning the legislature when the two chambers cannot agree to do so, prolonging and convening the legislature for extraordinary reasons (for no more than 90 days) and moving the meeting place of the legislature, making all appointments for "judicial officers, the attorney general, and all officers of the navy, and general and field officers of the militia" with the approval of the General Court, granting pardons (not including to impeachment), and granting a warrant, subject to approval from the Council, before the Treasury may issue funds. The salary for this position is $121,896/year.
Submit application to:
New Hampshire Secretary of State, 107 North Main Street, Concord, NH, 03301, US