Pres. Candidates Sign Up for NH Ballot

Pres. Candidates Sign Up for NH Ballot

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Democrat Martin O'Malley and Republican Donald Trump will be among the first candidates to sign up for New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

Compared with other states, it's relatively cheap and easy to get on the ballot for the New Hampshire primary.

Candidates must meet basic requirements to be president, fill out a one-page form and pay a $1,000 filing fee. Both O'Malley and Trump plan to sign up at the secretary of state's office on Wednesday, the first day of the filing period that runs through Nov. 20.

For the 2012 election, 44 presidential candidates from 26 states got on the New Hampshire ballot. The all-time high was 1992, when 61 signed up.

The date of the election has not been formally set, but is expected to be Feb. 9.