Last week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted in agreement with the Senate of the State of New Hampshire to approve a constitutional amendment that would eliminate the register of successions. This measure will appear on the ballot in November for voters of New Hampshire.
The ballot measure was presented to the New Hampshire General Court in November 2021. In March, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 294 to 43 to approve the amendment. On April 21, the Senate voted 21 to 3 on an amended resolution. On May 13, 2022, the House passed the revised amendment by voice vote.
To win a constitutional amendment on the ballot in New Hampshire, it must receive 60% of the vote in a legislative session of the New Hampshire state legislature, which equates to 201 votes in the House of Representatives. . Because this measure passed that requirement in the House of Representatives and was approved by voice vote in the New Hampshire State Senate, the measure will appear on the ballot. To be ratified, a two-thirds vote is required in the election.
In the past, the office of the Register of New Hampshire Estates dealt with problems such as simple wills. But in 2011, due to a reorganization of the court system in New Hampshire, most of the functions of this office have been removed. At present, the main responsibility of the office is to preserve records that may have historical significance.
It is the second measure to appear on the New Hampshire state ballot for the November 8, 2022 general election. The other ballot measure asks voters whether or not to hold a state constitutional convention, which automatically appears on the New Hampshire ballot every 10 years.
In New Hampshire, 13 statewide ballot measures were submitted to voters between 1996 and 2018. Five of those measures were approved, while 8 were rejected.