UNDERSTANDING MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
Municipal elections are “non-partisan,” meaning that the candidates are not running on a specific party ticket. However, these races are often considered as a way to “build the bench” for future partisan races. Many candidates will be strong Republicans — and many will be Democrats, fighting for a foothold against the values we cherish. Please do your research to be certain you are supporting the candidates who best uphold our conservative principles of lower taxes, less government intrusion, and more personal responsibility.
Likewise, the propositions do not originate from either party, but many of them will be clearly supporting or opposing our Republican principles. Please be sure to study the propositions before you go to vote.
Register to Vote
Registering to Vote in New Hampshire is easy! Register to vote at your town hall before the deadline or register to vote the day of the election at the polling place. No matter when or where you decide to register, you will be required to complete a Voter Registration form. New Hampshire inhabitants who will be 18 years of age or older on the day of the next election, and a United States citizen. There is no minimum period of time you are required to have lived in the state before being allowed to register. You may register as soon as you move into your new community.
Town or City Clerk’s Office
If you are domiciled in the New Hampshire town or city ward where you want to vote, will be 18 years of age or older on the day of the next election, and are a United States citizen, you are eligible to register to vote. There is no minimum period of time you are required to have lived in the state before being allowed to register. You may register as soon as you move into your new community.
Simply visit your local town or city clerk’s office. You will need to complete a standard Voter Registration Form and show proof of having established a domicile in the town or city where you will vote. View acceptable forms of proof of having established domicile. If you do not have documents to prove a qualification, you may prove identity, age, citizenship, or domicile by completing an affidavit that is available from the clerk.
To find out who your clerk is and where the town office is located, click here. This is also where you will find out where your communities polling locations are.
For more information on Registering to Vote in New Hampshire, please visit:
“Registering to Vote in New Hampshire”
For STATE OFFICE election-related questions, please contact: