Relative to number of petitions (proportioned to 1,000 statewide)

Amend RSA 655:42 Number. –

I. It shall require the names of 3,000 registered voters, 1,500 from each United States congressional district in the state, to nominate by nomination papers a candidate for president, United States senator, or governor. The number of required petitions shall be as follows:

1) 1,000 registered voters, 500 from each United States congressional district in the state, to nominate by nomination papers a candidate for president, United States senator, or governor.

2) It shall require the names of 500 voters registered in the district to nominate by nomination papers a candidate for United States representative;

3) It shall require the names of 100 voters registered in the district to nominate by nomination papers a candidate for executive councilor;

4) It shall require the names of 42 voters registered in the district to nominate by nomination papers a candidate for state senator or county officer;

5) It shall require the names of 5 voters registered in the district to nominate by nomination papers a candidate for state representative.

II. It shall require the names of 1,500 voters registered in the district to nominate by nomination papers a candidate for United States representative; 750 to nominate a candidate for councilor or state senator; and 150 to nominate a candidate for state representative or county officer.

III. II. It shall require the names of registered voters equaling 3 percent of the total votes cast at the previous state general election to nominate by nomination papers a political organization.