New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
September 13, 2023

Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications | (603) 931-9375

Brendan A. O’Donnell, Assistant Attorney General

14th Amendment Section 3 Guidance

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that after careful review of the legal issues involved, guidance has been issued to the Secretary of State and the Ballot Law Commission on the Applicability of Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as it relates to Presidential Primary Candidates in the State of New Hampshire.

A copy of the Attorney General’s letter can be found here. Portable Document Format Symbol

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