Dixville Notch, New Hampshire

Dixville Notch
Dixville Notch is an unincorporated community in Dixville township, Coos County, New Hampshire, United States.wikipedia
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New Hampshire primary

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The village is known for being one of the first places to declare its results during United States presidential elections and the New Hampshire primary. Dixville Notch is best known in connection with its longstanding middle-of-the-night vote in the U.S. presidential election, including during the New Hampshire primary (the first primary election in the U.S. presidential nomination process).
The community of Dixville Notch traditionally opens its polling place in the ballroom of The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel at midnight, usually in front of a crowd of journalists, where the village's handful of voters cast their ballots before the polls close about less than ten minutes later.

The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel

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The village, situated at about 1800 ft above sea level at the base of dramatic mountains, is the location of The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel; one of a handful of surviving New Hampshire grand hotels, it is situated on a 15000 acre plot, accommodating golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter.
The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel is a grand hotel and ski resort located in Dixville Notch in New Hampshire, United States.

Dixville, New Hampshire

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Dixville Notch is an unincorporated community in Dixville township, Coos County, New Hampshire, United States.
The village of Dixville Notch lies within Dixville.

Neil Tillotson

The tradition was first organized by prominent Dixville Notch resident Neil Tillotson (1898 – 17 October 2001), who was traditionally the first voter; he would reportedly hold his ballot over the ballot box while watching his wristwatch.
Later, as a resident of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, he was the first voter in every American presidential primary and presidential election from the time he took residence there to his death in 2001.

New Hampshire

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Dixville Notch is an unincorporated community in Dixville township, Coos County, New Hampshire, United States.
As such, the communities of Dixville Notch in Coos County and Hart's Location in Carroll County, among others, have chosen to implement these provisions.

Hart's Location, New Hampshire

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The votes are counted immediately after all are received; the Dixville Notch results of the primary (and now the Hart's Location ones as well) often lead morning news programs on election day.
The Hart's Location midnight voting tradition, which began in 1948, actually predates the more widely known Dixville Notch practice; however, Dixville Notch generally receives greater publicity.

Berlin, New Hampshire micropolitan area

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Dixville Notch is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Coös County, New Hampshire

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Dixville Notch is an unincorporated community in Dixville township, Coos County, New Hampshire, United States.

The West Wing

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The community's voting tradition received a nod in the 2002 third-season episode of US television program The West Wing, in an episode entitled "Hartsfield's Landing", named after a town clearly modeled on either Dixville Notch, or its companion, Hart's Location.
It is based on the true New Hampshire communities of Hart's Location and Dixville Notch, which indeed vote before the rest of the state during the primaries, and also loosely upon the concept of "bellwether states" in US presidential elections.

Andre Marrou

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In 1992, the Libertarian Party unsuccessfully attempted to capitalize upon Andre Marrou's unexpectedly strong showing in Dixville Notch in the general election.
In the New Hampshire primary of that year, he polled the highest vote total in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, the first town in the state to report results.

Unincorporated area

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Dixville Notch is an unincorporated community in Dixville township, Coos County, New Hampshire, United States.

United States presidential election

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The village is known for being one of the first places to declare its results during United States presidential elections and the New Hampshire primary.

Provinces and territories of Canada

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It is located in the far north of the state, approximately 20 mi south of the Canadian province of Quebec.

Quebec

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It is located in the far north of the state, approximately 20 mi south of the Canadian province of Quebec.

Dixville Notch State Park

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The village is named for the Dixville Notch mountain pass (or "notch," in White Mountains terminology) about 0.5 mi southeast of and 100 ft uphill from it, that lies between Dixville Peak and Sanguinary Mountain, and separates the Connecticut River's watershed from that of the Androscoggin.

White Mountains (New Hampshire)

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The village is named for the Dixville Notch mountain pass (or "notch," in White Mountains terminology) about 0.5 mi southeast of and 100 ft uphill from it, that lies between Dixville Peak and Sanguinary Mountain, and separates the Connecticut River's watershed from that of the Androscoggin.

Connecticut River

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The village is named for the Dixville Notch mountain pass (or "notch," in White Mountains terminology) about 0.5 mi southeast of and 100 ft uphill from it, that lies between Dixville Peak and Sanguinary Mountain, and separates the Connecticut River's watershed from that of the Androscoggin.

Drainage basin

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The village is named for the Dixville Notch mountain pass (or "notch," in White Mountains terminology) about 0.5 mi southeast of and 100 ft uphill from it, that lies between Dixville Peak and Sanguinary Mountain, and separates the Connecticut River's watershed from that of the Androscoggin.

Androscoggin River

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The village is named for the Dixville Notch mountain pass (or "notch," in White Mountains terminology) about 0.5 mi southeast of and 100 ft uphill from it, that lies between Dixville Peak and Sanguinary Mountain, and separates the Connecticut River's watershed from that of the Androscoggin.

Golf

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The village, situated at about 1800 ft above sea level at the base of dramatic mountains, is the location of The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel; one of a handful of surviving New Hampshire grand hotels, it is situated on a 15000 acre plot, accommodating golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Skiing

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The village, situated at about 1800 ft above sea level at the base of dramatic mountains, is the location of The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel; one of a handful of surviving New Hampshire grand hotels, it is situated on a 15000 acre plot, accommodating golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Berlin, New Hampshire

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Dixville Notch is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Vermont

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Dixville Notch is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

United States presidential primary

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Dixville Notch is best known in connection with its longstanding middle-of-the-night vote in the U.S. presidential election, including during the New Hampshire primary (the first primary election in the U.S. presidential nomination process).