Take a look at the Sunapee 2012 General Election ballot

A sample ballot for the 2012 general election is now available on the Sunapee town website. Take a look.

For more information about voting including absentee voting in Sunapee, visit or contact the town clerk‘s office at the town office building, Edgemont Road.

Election Day is November 6 and the polls in Sunapee will be open at the Sherburne Gym, Route 11, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunapee voters will find on the ballot two house seat races. Legislative redistricting in 2012 changed Sunapee’s one town status and replaced it with two multi-town districts:

  • Sullivan County District 2 now is a at two-town district including Croydon and Sunapee
  • Sullivan County District 9 is a new floterial district including Plainfield, Grantham, Croydon, Cornish, Newport, Unity, Springfield and Sunapee.

Former state Rep. Sue Gottling (D-Sunapee) is hoping to take back the District 2 seat from one-term incumbent Spec Bowers (R-Sunapee).

In District 9, Linda Tanner (D-Sunapee) is running against incumbent Tom Howard (R-Croydon).

Lawmakers also redrew Senate District 8 to include Acworth, Antrim, Bennington, Bradford, Croydon, DeeringFrancestownGrantham, GoshenHillsboroughLangdonLempsterMarlowNew London, Newbury, Newport, SpringfieldStoddardSunapeeSutton, Unity, WashingtonWeare, and Windsor.

In Senate District 8, incumbent Bob Odell (R-Lempster) is facing challenger Ckris Wallenstein (D-Weare).

Sample ballots for other N.H. towns are posted on the Secretary of State website: http://sos.nh.gov.

Also, awaiting Granite State voters are two constitutional amendment questions and one constitutional convention question (viewable on the SOS website and below).

Constitutional Amendments Proposed by the 2012 General Court

1. “Are you in favor of amending the second part of the constitution by inserting after article 5-b a new article to read as follows: [Art.] 5-c. [Income Tax Prohibited.] Notwithstanding any general or special provision of this constitution, the general court shall not have the power or authority to impose and levy any assessment, rate, or tax upon income earned by any natural person; however, nothing in this Article shall be construed to prohibit any tax in effect January 1, 2012, or adjustment to the rate of such a tax.” (Passed by the N.H. House 256 Yes 110 No; Passed by State Senate 19 Yes 4 No) CACR 13 Yes No

2. “Are you in favor of amending article 73-a of the second part of the constitution to read as follows: [Art.] 73-a [Supreme Court, Administration.] The chief justice of the supreme court shall be the administrative head of all the courts. The chief justice shall, with the concurrence of a majority of the supreme court justices, make rules governing the administration of all courts in the state and the practice and procedure to be followed in all such courts. The rules so promulgated shall have the force and effect of law. The legislature shall have a concurrent power to regulate the same matters by statute. In the event of a conflict between a statute and a court rule, the statute, if not otherwise contrary to this constitution, shall prevail over the rule.” (Passed by the N.H. House 242 Yes 96 No; Passed by State Senate 19 Yes 5 No) CACR 26
Yes No

Question Proposed pursuant to Part II, Article 100 of the New Hampshire Constitution.
3. “Shall there be a convention to amend or revise the constitution?”
Yes No

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