New Hampshire Elections Voting Results | 2021 Election Live Results

Placard commemorating the history behind New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary. Placard commemorating the history behind New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary. By: Billy_Hathorn

New Hampshire Presidential Election Results (98.00% in)

CandidatePercentageTotal VotesElectors
Joe Biden
Joe Biden   Winner52.60%422,1024Watch Victory Speech
Donald Trump
Donald Trump45.50%365,232--Watch Concession Speech
Jo Jorgensen
Jo Jorgensen1.90%14,857--Watch Concession Speech

New Hampshire Governor Election Results (97.00% in)

CandidatePercentageTotal Votes
Chris Sununu
Chris Sununu65.00%506,537WinnerWatch Victory Speech
Dan Feltes
Dan Feltes33.50%261,165--Watch Concession Speech

New Hampshire Senate Election Results (98.00% in)

CandidatePercentageTotal Votes
Jeanne Shaheen
Jeanne Shaheen56.60%448,191WinnerWatch Victory Speech
Corky Messner
Corky Messner41.10%325,839--Watch Concession Speech

The New Hampshire primary is the first Presidential primary contest held in the nation. It traditionally takes place one week after the Iowa caucuses and marks the first time voters cast ballots for individual candidates. New Hampshire will send 24 pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention which will be proportionally allocated among the candidates based off the percentage of votes they received. 

While the vast majority of polling locations in New Hampshire open at either 7:00 or 8:00a.m EST, three small townships cast their votes at the stroke of midnight on primary day. Dixville Notch, Hart’s Location and Millsfield, New Hampshire comprise a small fraction of the total Democratic votes that will be cast, but are able to stake the claim of being the first votes in the state. For everyone else, polls are open throughout the day and close at either 7:00 or 8:00p.m. EST. 

Whoever earns the most votes is declared the winner even if the candidate didn't receive a majority of votes cast, which isn't uncommon when there are a number of candidates vying for the nomination. The Democratic National Committee proportionally allocates delegates based off the percentage of votes a candidate received.

Why the New Hampshire Primary is Important

Voters in New Hampshire are the first to cast ballots for the various Presidential candidates and a strong (or poor) showing in the state can have ramifications for the candidates. The number of delegates up for grabs in the state is not very high, but the press coverage that the results bring can really help a campaign if it did well or hurt it if a campaign did poorly. 

The state has had a mixed history of picking the eventual nominee, but that hasn't stopped candidates from focusing heavily on winning there. 

Who Can Participate in the New Hampshire Primary

Any New Hampshire resident who is a U.S. citizen, a resident of the state, and will be 18 years old on or before November 3, 2020 may vote in the New Hampshire primary. 

If a voter is not registered to vote they can do so at their polling station on the day of the primary.

New Hampshire has a semi-closed primary, meaning voters registered to a party and undeclared voters may vote. Undeclared voters must choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot when they arrive at their polling station. 

New Hampshire Primary Media Coverage  

Cable news channels like CNNFox NewsMSNBC, and Bloomberg air comprehensive coverage the day of the New Hampshire primary, sending reporters to talk with voters throughout the state as they head into and out of polling stations. Some channels will also conduct exit-polls to try to determine who has a likely chance of winning before the official results are announced.   

Once the polls officially close, the results are reported to the state political parties and then to the press. Major networks like ABCCBSNBC, and FOX may interrupt regular programming to announce the winner of the primary, but most of the evenings coverage will take place on the various cable news channels.

Every candidate who participated in the caucus typically gives some type of speech to their supporters at the conclusion of the evening with the winner usually waiting to give their victory speech until all the other candidates have finished.  

Best TV Channels for Watching State Election Results

ChannelWatch LinkBiasTime [EST]WebsiteLinks
MSNBCWatch Elections on MSNBCLiberal8am - 2ammsnbc.com
CNNWatch Elections on CNNMainstream8am - 2amcnn.com
FoxNewsWatch Elections on Fox NewsConservative8am - 2amfoxnews.com

New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary Results

CandidatePercentageTotal VotesDelegates
Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders   Winner25.60%76,3949Watch Victory Speech
Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg24.30%72,4749Watch Concession Speech
Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar19.70%58,8326Watch Concession Speech
Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren9.20%27,425--Watch Concession Speech
Joe Biden
Joe Biden8.40%24,941--Watch Concession Speech
Tom Steyer
Tom Steyer3.60%10,741--Watch Concession Speech
Tulsi Gabbard
Tulsi Gabbard3.30%9,757--Watch Concession Speech
Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang2.80%8,318--Watch Concession Speech
Deval Patrick
Deval Patrick0.40%1,270--Watch Concession Speech
Michael Bennet
Michael Bennet0.30%951--Watch Concession Speech
John Delaney
John Delaney83--Watch Concession Speech