The New Hampshire Constitution is the primary governing document of the state of New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Constitution is composed of two parts: the “Bill of Rights” and “Form of Government.” The subsections of each part are called “articles.”
The current (and third) New Hampshire Constitution was adopted on October 31, 1783.
The current constitution has been amended 146 times.
The most recent amendments to the New Hampshire Constitution, Question 1 and Question 2, were approved by voters in 2018. Before 2018, the last time New Hampshire’s constitution was amended was in 2006.
From 2006 to 2018, six amendments to New Hampshire’s constitution were proposed and four were adopted— two in 2006 and two in 2018.
New Hampshire does not feature a process for initiated constitutional amendments. Thus, amendments in New Hampshire can be put on the ballot through referral by the legislature or by a constitutional convention.