Everything a New Hampshirite Needs to Know About the 2018 Midterm Election
October 31, 2018
Voting day for the 2018 Midterm Election is quickly approaching, but there is still some mystery surrounding the Midterms.
Voting day is November 6, 2018, leaving just about a week for candidates to reach out to their constituents to make those pivotal connections as well as limited time for those constituents to make a decision on who they will vote for. So, who will they be voting for? Who are the candidates running?
The entirety of the House of Representatives is up for election, which includes 435 seats. New Hampshire has two seats in the House currently held by Carol Shea-Porter (D) for the 1st District and Ann Kuster (D) for the 2nd District. Both of these positions, as stated, are up for election on November 6. Representative Kuster is running for her fourth term; however, Representative Shea-Porter is retiring. Running against Representative Kuster are Steven Negron (R) and Justin O’Donnell (L).
In terms of the U.S. Senate, the two New Hampshire Senators, Maggie Hassan (D) and Jeanne Shaheen (D) are not up for election. Senator Hassan is up for re-election in 2022 and Senator Shaheen’s re-election is in 2020. There are other notable Senators whose terms are coming to an end including Senator Ted Cruz (R) from Texas, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) from Massachusetts, as well as 33 other Senators.
There are state Governors up for election with the New Hampshire Governor, Chris Sununu (R) running against Molly Kelly (D) and Jilletta Jarvis (L). Governor Sununu is running for his second term after serving for two years. Governors in New Hampshire have no term limits, but undertake a re-election after two years.
Other positions up for elections include State Senator with State Rep., Shannon Chandley (D) and current State Senator, Gary Daniels (R) running. There are three State Representative positions open for district 22 and one for district 41. There are also elections for Sheriff by county, County Attorney, County Treasurer, County Commissioner, Register of Deeds by county, and Register of Probate by county.
To find where the local polls are near you visit your town’s website. Make sure you voice your opinion to have your say in New Hampshire Government! Get out and vote!