Relative to allowing for voter registration as a method of obtaining party status

Amend 652:11 Party. –

I. Major Party” shall mean any political organization which at the preceding state general election received at least 4 10 percent of the total number of votes cast for any one of the following: the office of governor or the offices of United States senators, and a number of voters equal to at least 10 percent of the total number of voters registered in the State as of May 31 of the general election year, in accordance with RSA 654:15.

II. “Minor party” means a political party or organization which is not a major party and which at the preceding state general election received at least 2 percent of the total number of votes cast for the office of governor, or a number of voters equal to at least 1/10 of 1 percent of the total number of voters registered in the State as of May 31 of the general election year, in accordance with RSA 654:15.

Amend 652:5 State Primary Election. – “State primary election” shall mean an election for a major party to nominate a candidate for federal, state, or county office or to choose a delegate to a state party convention.

Amend 652:6 Presidential Primary Election. – “Presidential primary election” shall mean an election for a major party to choose delegates to a national party convention.