New Hampshire is also one of this country’s most important and impactful political battlegrounds, so make sure you register to vote at your new address when you’re done unpacking. The reason being, the New Hampshire primary is the first primary election held during a presidential election cycle. As the nation's first contest that uses the same procedure as the general election, the New Hampshire primary draws more attention than those in other, much larger, states and has often been decisive in shaping who and how our nation will be run for the four years following the vote. Towns with fewer than 100 residents are allowed, by state law, to open polls at midnight and close them after all residents have cast their ballots. To this effect, the towns of Dixville Notch and Hart's Location have implemented these provisions and are traditionally the first places in both New Hampshire and the U.S. to vote in presidential primaries and elections.
New Hampshire contains some of the most pristine and gorgeous natural environments in all the US. The state has large mountains, long rivers and an amazing coast. With a climate that ranges from hot and humid in the summer and cold and wet in the winter, New Hampshire residents will experience all that mother nature has to offer. This area’s abundance of nature has made it an excellent state for those who enjoy outdoor recreation, so remember to pack your camping gear. Since New Hampshire has some of the largest ski mountains on the East Coast, New Hampshire's major recreational attractions include skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and other such winter sports. In warmer weather, residents can be seen hiking and mountaineering, and spending time at the summer cottages that dot coastal towns like Portsmouth.