SLAY THE DRAGON follows everyday people, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally. This election year, we’re joining together with grassroots partners to put an end to gerrymandering. Because this issue impacts each state differently, we’ve created a map to help you navigate how gerrymandering affects your state and community. SLAY THE DRAGON arrives on demand April 3.
What’s going on in New Hampshire
New Hampshire's state legislative and congressional districts are drawn by the legislature by ordinary statute, and are subject to the governor's veto. The legislature can override vetoes with a two-thirds vote in each chamber.
In addition to the federal requirements of one person, one vote and the Voting Rights Act, New Hampshire law requires that state legislative districts be contiguous and preserve political subdivisions. There are no state law requirements for drawing congressional districts.
New Hampshire's redistricting process has split partisan control. All seats in both chambers are up in 2020.
A redistricting-commission bill, H.B. 706, passed the legislature but was then vetoed by the Governor. The override attempt failed in September.
The Governorship is up for election in November 2020. A Republican win will lead to continued single-party control over redistricting. A Democratic win will lead to bipartisan control.
In 2020, support state legislative and gubernatorial candidates that advocate for fair districting.
In 2021, use public input to persuade the Legislature to draw fair districts.