New Hampshire Overview

Redistricting Process: Article 9 of the New Hampshire Constitution gives the legislature control of redistricting. Redistricting is introduced as a bill in the House Election Law Committee and the Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee. It follows the standard route for any bill through the New Hampshire legislature. Any redistricting plans passed by the legislature are subject to gubernatorial veto.

Governor: Democrat John Lynch

Legislature: Republicans control both chambers.

Number of Congressional Seats in 2011: 2 (no change from 2010)

2011 Ideal District Population: 658,235

Current District by District Politics and Demographics

1st District– Republican Frank Guinta

2010 Congressional Results: Guinta 54%

2008 Congressional Results: Carol Shea-Porter (D) 51.7%

2006 Congressional Results: Shea-Porter 51%

2004 Congressional Results: Jeb Bradley (R) 63%

2008 Presidential Results: McCain 46% Obama 53%

2004 Presidential Results: Bush 51% Kerry 48%

District Population: 657,984

Over/Under Populated by: 251

White Population: 607,441

African American Population: 7,641

Hispanic Population: 18,287

See more demographic information from the 2010 Census for the 1st District.*

2nd District– Republican Charles Bass

2010 Congressional Results: Bass 48%

2008 Congressional Results: Paul W. Hodes (D) 56%

2006 Congressional Results: Hodes (D) 53%

2004 Congressional Results: Bass (R) 58%

2008 Presidential Results: McCain 43% Obama 56%

2004 Presidential Results: Bush 47% Kerry 52%

District Population: 658,486

Over/Under Populated by: 251

White Population: 607,609

African American Population: 5,984

Hispanic Population: 18,417

See more demographic information from the 2010 Census for the 2nd District.

*In some browsers, the link to the 2010 Census page may link to a table
of demographics for several states as opposed to the districts for the
specific state.  If this occurs, click the “Back to Search” link at the
top of the page and then click on the arrow next to “Geographies” in
the left column.  Select “All Congressional Districts within New Hampshire”
and then close the box.  Click on the link for “Race, Hispanic or
Latino, Age and Housing Occupancy: 2010” and the correct table should

Redistricting Process taken from Rose Institute study “Redistricting in America.”