First in the Nation: Voters Cast Ballots in New Hampshire Primary

Tuesday is the country's first primary — and New Hampshire will be a critical factor in the race to the White House.

A voter leaves the Canterbury Town Hall after casting a ballot in Canterbury, New Hampshire, on Feb. 9. 

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the first-in-the-nation primary

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders watches results come in with his wife Jane during a primary night watch party at a high school in Concord. John Minchillo / AP
A woman exits a voting booth in Laconia. MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPA
Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie makes a stop to greet voters at T-Bones Great American Eatery in Derry on Feb. 9. GRETCHEN ERTL / Reuters

Polling station workers take the pledge of allegiance before voting begins in Laconia.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets people as he visits a polling station in Manchester. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

An election official takes a voting token from young Bryan Townsend before handing his father a blank ballot to mark his vote at the Ward 6 polling place in Manchester. A voting token shows that a voter is eligible to vote and has checked in.

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Volunteers and staff for Marco Rubio run past trackers and demonstrators, including Eddie Vale of American Bridge 21st Century political action committee who was dressed as a robot, as Rubio stopped to thank supporters outside the polling place at Webster School in Manchester.

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Gov. Jeb Bush meets the Quigly family of Manchester (Charley, 11, Ellie, 7, Tula, 5 and mom, Chris Quigly) while stopping at the polling place at Webster Elementary School in Manchester, FAITH NINIVAGGI / Reuters

Richard Haskins puts a ballot in a ballot box in Hancock.

A voter steps into a voting booth to mark his ballot in Nashua. David Goldman / AP
Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich serves coffee to patrons at the Red arrow Diner in Manchester. Andrew Burton / Getty Images

People line up to vote at a high school in Belmont.

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets voters outside of a polling station at Parker Varney School in Manchester. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Wayne Peirce, who works for Laconia Parks and Recreation, shovels snow off the sidewalk at a polling station just before it opens for voters in Laconia, N.H.

Candidates' supporters hold signs outside the polling place at the Webster School in Manchester. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Terry Tillitson applauds as the results of the nine votes cast shortly after midnight are displayed on a board at the Hale House at Balsams Hotel in Dixville Notch.

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Officials count ballots at the town hall in Hart's Location. Hart's Location is one of three tiny New Hampshire towns that cast the state's first votes of the primary, as the clock strikes midnight. ADREES LATIF / Reuters

Jeffrey Stevens, left, one of nine registered voters, waits to cast his ballot, in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. Dixville Notch is a small town that votes at midnight on Election Day.


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People vote at Merrimack High School in Merrimack, N.H.

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