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Ballot Access in New Hampshire

Four Libertarians were elected to the New Hampshire State House in 1992, a record showing for the party. Part of their success was due to New Hampshire's long-standing tradition of multiple party nominations. A candidate can be nominated by more than one party, and appears on the ballot under each party's label.

Three of the Libertarians were cross-nominated by the Republican Party and one by the Democratic Party.

In response to Libertarian success, the New Hampshire legislature raised the hurdles for third parties. Instead of listing multiply-nominated candidates under each party heading, each such candidate appears only under the candidate's party, with a small-print mention of cross-nominations under that column.