On February 23, 2013, the NHLP held its 2013 Annual Convention. The three co-chairs, Ian Freeman, Darryl W. Perry and Conan Salada, were all re-elected. The party officially joined the Ballot Access Fairness Coalition, a new group formed in NH for the purposes of lobbying for ballot access reform in the State of New Hampshire.
The three co-chairs are running for Keene School Board and were officially nominated by the party in their non-partisan election.
In accordance with Article 5 of the bylaws of the NH Liberty Party, the NHLP Annual Convention shall take place during the Free State Project’s Liberty Forum in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua.
This year, the convention will be held on Saturday Feb 23 from 5-7 pm.
During the 2013 annual convention, February 23, NH Liberty members will meet to elect a new State Committee which consists of 3 Co-Chairs. Additionally, NHLP members may wish to amend the bylaws. Unlike other Party conventions, Robert’s Rules will no be mentioned and the platform will not be modified!
The NHLP convention is open to the public, however only NHLP members may participate in the convention. Members of the media are encouraged to attend.
Attendance to the the Liberty Forum is not required to attend the NHLP Annual Convention. The NHLP convention will take place in the Board Room of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua.
On October 19, 2012 the NHLP filed a NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE with the Secretary of State. The notice states:
NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
The NH Liberty Party previously filed a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy for a Slate of Presidential Electors which listed Dale “NOTA” Everett as the Presidential candidate. The NH Liberty Party instead wishes to have Bob “NOTA” Robertson be the Presidential candidate. Further, pursuant to State and Federal Law, the NHLP requests the Secretary of State to tabulate all write-in votes for Mr. Robertson, Ms. McCulligh, NOTA and/or Liberty as being votes for this slate of electors.
The notice also includes the State and Federal law that require the tabulation of write-in votes.
On October 14, the NH Liberty Party officially nominated a presidential ticket of Dale “NOTA” Everett & Emberlea “Liberty” McCulligh. The idea was to allow voters to vote for “None of the Above” (NOTA) or “Liberty” and have those votes counted. A decision was made to select candidates to be stand-in’s for “NOTA” & “Liberty.” The NHLP’s Presidential Ticket will not be on the ballot due to New Hampshire’s strict ballot access rules. However voters will be able to cast a write-in vote for “NOTA” or “Liberty” and under State & Federal law, that vote MUST be tabulated and filed with the National Archivist.
On October 15, the slate of electors was sent via Certified Mail to the Secretary of State and emailed to the Elections Division of the Secretary of State. According to the Postal Service tracking system the certified letter “was delivered at 11:41 am on October 16, 2012 in CONCORD, NH 03301.”
The Nashua Patch & NHInsider.com have both recently published LTE’s advocating for NOTA. You can read that letter here.
Bob Robertson replaced Dale Everett on the ticket on October 19.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
contact: Darryl W. Perry 202-709-4377
Keene, NH – The NH Liberty Party has filed a slate of electors with the New Hampshire Secretary of State.
While 35 States currently require a declaration of intent from those wishing to be write-in candidates, New Hampshire is among the states without write-in declarations. Even though all write-in votes are considered valid, they are not always counted.