Image: New Hampshire Voters Head To The Polls For State's "First In The Nation" Primary

2016 Election

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.

 / Updated 20 PHOTOS
Image: New Hampshire Voters Head To The Polls For State's "First In The Nation" Primary

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

Win McNamee / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Bernie Sanders, Jane Sanders

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
  • Share
Image: New Hampshire kicks off primaries

A woman exits a voting booth in Laconia.
MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPA
  • Share
Image: U.S. Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie makes a stop to greet voters at T-Bones Great American Eatery in Derry

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
  • Share
Image: New Hampshire kicks off primaries

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

MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPA
  • Share
Image: Donald Trump Holds New Hampshire Primary Night Gathering In Manchester

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets people as he visits a polling station in Manchester.
Joe Raedle / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: An election official takes a voting token from young Bryan Townsend before handing his father a blank ballot to mark his vote in New Hampshire's presidential primary election at a polling place in Manchester, New Hampshire

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.

JIM BOURG / Reuters
  • Share
Image: Marco Rubio Campaigns In New Hampshire On Primary Day

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.

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Governor Jeb Bush meets the Quigly family of Manchester; Charley, 11, Ellie, 7, Tula, 5 and mom, Chris Quigley while stopping at the Manchester precinct, Webster Elementary School in Manchester

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
  • Share
Image: New Hampshire kicks off primaries

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

JUSTIN LANE / EPA
  • Share
Image: A voter steps into a voting booth to mark his ballot at a polling site for the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, New Hampshire.

A polling site for the state primary on Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, New Hampshire.
David Goldman / AP file
  • Share
Image: John Kasich Campaigns In New Hampshire On Primary Day

Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich serves coffee to patrons at the Red arrow Diner in Manchester.
Andrew Burton / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: US-VOTE-ELECTION-NEW HAMPSHIRE

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

DON EMMERT / AFP - Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Hillary Clinton Campaigns In New Hampshire Ahead Of Primary

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
  • Share
Image: New Hampshire kicks off primaries

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.

MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPA
  • Share
Image: New Hampshire Voters Head To The Polls For State's "First In The Nation" Primary

Candidates' supporters hold signs outside the polling place at the Webster School in Manchester.
Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Terry Tillitson applauds as the results of the nine votes cast shortly after midnight in the U.S. Presidential primary election are displayed on a board at the Hale House at Balsams Hotel in Dixville Notch

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.

MIKE SEGAR / Reuters
  • Share
Image: Officials count ballots in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary at the town hall in Hart's Location

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
  • Share
Image: Voters cast first ballots in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire

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.

 

Follow our live coverage here.

HERB SWANSON / EPA
  • Share
Image: People vote at a polling place at Merrimack High School in Merrimack

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

Eric Thayer / Reuters
  • Share
1/20