Nikki Haley sweeps midnight Dixville Notch vote

The results of the First-in-the-Nation midnight vote for the New Hampshire primary elections are revealed in the Living Room of the Tillotson House at the Balsams Grand Resort in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, on January 23. Sebastien St-Jean/AFP/Getty Images

By Callie Krosin

New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary began at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday in the tiny Dixville Notch community. Six registered voters met in a hotel to vote for Nikki Haley to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2024. 

A voting precinct can close once all registered voters have cast their ballots per New Hampshire state law. Dixville Notch’s six votes take just minutes to tally. According to Nikki Haley’s press team–as of 12:12 a.m. on Tuesday – ”Nikki Haley has won every ballot allied thus far.” 

In the same press release, Nikki Haley said the Dixville Notch victory was, “a great start to a great day in New Hampshire.” 

Midnight voting continues a tradition that began in 1960. Neil Tillotson helped incorporate Dixville Notch to get the approval of the state legislature to recognize the community as a standalone voting precinct.