On June 25, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed HB 272. It gives the Secretary of State even more flexibility to set the date of the presidential primary than he had had before. The new law not only lets him set the date of the primary itself, but also lets him sets the dates for candidates to file, and all other dates (such as absentee ballot deadlines, etc.) that relate to the election. This will enable the Secretary of State to outmaneuver other states that are also trying to make last-minute decisions about their presidential primary dates. Thanks to Tony Roza for this news.