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Voters & Elections

Town Elections are held the second Tuesday in March. State and Federal elections are held as required by law. Information on registering to vote and absentee ballots is available at the Town Clerk’s Office.

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March 12, 2013 Election results – <<<<here>>>>

A record number of voters voted in the November 6, 2012 Elections. See results <<<here>>>.

The next Election Day is scheduled for Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Absentee ballots are available in the Town Clerk’s Office.  NH law requires that you vote in person at the polling place (in Amherst that is Souhegan High School) unless you plan to be absent on election day, cannot appear in public on election day because of observance of a religious commitment, are unable to vote because of a disability or you cannot appear at any time during the polling hours because an employment obligation requires you to remain physically at work or to be in transit to or from the time the polls open until after the time polls close.  Polling hours in Amherst are 6 AM to 8 PM.

To obtain an absentee ballot please submit an application for a State Election Absentee Ballot which requires a signature of the voter.  These applications may be found online at www.sos.nh.gov. Click on Elections Division and then Election forms.  They may be faxed to 603-673-4138 or mailed to Town Clerk, PO Box 960, Amherst, NH 03031.  They are also available at the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours  9 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday and Tuesday night from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Ballots  must be received back by 5 PM Monday night on Nov. 1st if returned in person and by 5 PM on election day if returned by mail.  No absentee ballots may be returned in hand on election day.

The Amherst town clerk’s office will be closed all day on election day as they will be working at the polls.


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