Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - The New Hampshire secretary of state will end a month of tense speculation and maneuvering Wednesday when he announces the date for the state's primary.
Bill Gardner plans to announce the first-in-the-nation primary date at 11 a.m. Wednesday in his office at the state house in Concord.
Gardner is widely expected to announce a primary date of Jan. 10, which would put New Hampshire's contest a week after the Iowa caucus on Jan. 3 and 11 days before South Carolina's primary on January 21st.
Earlier this month Gardner had said the primary could be held in early December unless Nevada's GOP pushed back its caucus date of January 14th.
Nevada Republicans bowed to pressure and set their new caucus date for Feb. 4.
Gardner said last week he had a date in mind for the primary, but would wait to announce it until all candidates had filed paperwork to appear on the state's ballot. The filing period ended Friday.