NH ballot positions drawn, Bachmann near top
November 2nd, 2011
01:30 PM ET
11 years ago

NH ballot positions drawn, Bachmann near top

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - Benefiting from the luck of the draw Wednesday, Rep. Michele Bachmann's name will be listed near the top of New Hampshire primary ballots in January.

The secretary of state's office holds a drawing to determine the order candidates will be listed on the ballot. Each candidate is assigned a number, and the deputy secretary of state draws one number out of a box.

There are 30 Republicans running in the New Hampshire presidential primary. Whoever's number is drawn goes first and then all the other candidates follow alphabetically.

Republican Joe Story - number 27 - was drawn Wednesday, which means he will be listed on the ballot first. The rest of the field will follow in alphabetical order.

As a result, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's name will appear near the bottom and former Sen. Rick Santorum will be the last name listed.

An earlier drawing for the Democratic ballot put anti-abortion rights activist Randall Terry at the top of the list. That means President Barack Obama will be listed near the bottom of the ballot.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • New Hampshire
soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. NoTags

    Good, Michele will be listed near the top and finish near the bottom.

    November 2, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Hey, CNN. This article doesn't carry much national interest. Don't you think a better article would have been about the most recent "jobs creation" legislation the House Republicans should be voting on before the week is up. The House Republicans have a bill they are preparing to bring to a vote re-affirming their commitment to the phrase "In God We Trust".

    November 2, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  3. Jay in MN

    Name near the top for a showing near the bottom.

    November 2, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Its about time that the submitter got on top.

    November 2, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  5. ConservaFASCISTS/TeaHadists/Tea Queda/TeaLiban

    Ed Rollins left the campaign along with Bachmann's entire NH staff. She's done for. All talk and no substance.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012
    E. WARREN 2012 & BEYOND

    November 2, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. Mike Hawthorne

    If the order on the ballot actually makes a difference, then it speaks extremely poorly about the intelligence of NH voters. Sorry, but if you don't already know who you're voting for and then get bored moving your eyes down the list and just pick someone near the top, you shouldn't be voting anyway.

    November 2, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  7. TY-ATL

    Does Michelle Bachmann position on the ballot really matters??

    November 2, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  8. Al-NY,NY

    Wonder what position she would like??

    November 2, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  9. WhereIsPalin

    Vote Bachmann.........."Hi, I'm Michele Bachmann. I heard my name was listed toward the top of the NH ballot. And I will not back away from that statement."

    November 2, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  10. seriously???

    @Mike Hawthorne... couldn't have said it better.

    November 2, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  11. Exasperated!!

    Who cares???????????????????

    November 2, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  12. Jake

    perfect! hers will be the first name they quickly bypass...

    November 2, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  13. jim.mck

    That's about the only way she'll end up on top in New Hampshire. lol

    November 2, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  14. Huh?!

    Mike Hawthorne – That was my thought as well. If you pick your president the way you pick your plumber then stay away from the voting booth. "AAAAAAA Candidate – for when you just can't be bothered with your civic responsibilities"

    November 2, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  15. carly

    Not going to matter. Bachmann is a loser and will be gone soon as a candidate.

    November 2, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  16. Rudy NYC

    Alphabetical order, huh? Well, that's just great. I guess this means that during the next cycle not only will the states be changng their dates to vote first, but that the candidates will be changing their names in order to vote first?

    November 2, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  17. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Bachman is a nut. Can't believe that the Teapublicans (aka GOP) have ........nothing to offer America except for.....

    Loopy Bachman
    Sleazy Cain
    Woozy Perry
    Stiff Mitt

    What a bunch of clowns!

    November 2, 2011 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  18. once upon a horse

    maybe it was done in alphabetical order

    November 2, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  19. Just Saying

    Given her well-deserved drop in the polls, Michelle Bachmann probably could not win if her name was the only one on the ballot. Just Saying...

    November 2, 2011 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  20. Kenny K

    Where are names of the rest of candidates on the ballot...both Republicans and Remocrats?

    November 2, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  21. sequoia

    File this under HAHAHAHAHAAAA! She's so dumb.

    November 2, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  22. Lando

    Can't believe there were 30 Republiban aspiring idiots to be president in New Hamphire

    November 2, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  23. Robert

    Dear Batty Bachmann,

    Do you even know what Alphabetical means? No, it doesn't mean "against God"...

    November 2, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |