The advantages of New Hampshire relative to other states due to the structure and nature of state government.

Accessibility of Officials

New Hampshire officials, from town clerks to the state governor, are accessible to the public and generally have a "walk-right-in" office policy.


New Hampshire is the only state with no laws restricting knife ownership, except for convicted felons.


State House

Reflecting New Hampshire’s relationship and openness to the public, the state capitol building has no metal detectors (and, at 190 years old, is “the oldest state house in the nation in which the legislature still occupies its original chambers").

Photo by Walter Parenteau



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