Part I, Article 11 of the New Hampshire Constitution provides, in part, that "[a]ll elections are to be free, and every inhabitant of the State of 18 years of age and upwards shall have an equal right to vote in any election." To safeguard this constitutional provision, and pursuant to RSA 7:6-c, the Legislature designates the Attorney General to enforce all election laws in New Hampshire. The Civil Bureau fulfills this responsibility and provides legal counsel to the Secretary of State, who administers elections throughout the State. Civil Bureau attorneys defend the State or the Secretary of State in actions before the Ballot Law Commission, Superior court and the Supreme Court.
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