NH's First in the Nation Primary Scheduled for February 2016

By Joe Gullo

Published 08/25 2014 02:44PM

Updated 08/25 2014 02:45PM

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire's first in the nation primary is scheduled for February 2016.

A press release says the Democratic National Committee voted to schedule the primary on February 9, 2016.

“New Hampshire is well known across the country for our vibrant civic society, and our First In The Nation presidential primary is a quintessential Granite State tradition that reflects our critical role in American democracy," New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan said. "We have long been the initial proving ground for presidential hopefuls because Granite Staters were the first to truly recognize that direct citizen involvement in the nomination process makes for better presidential candidates and better presidents."

The New Hampshire Primary will be held 11 days before the Nevada Primary.

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