Town of Amherst NH

Voting

VOTER INFORMATION:

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE:

FOUR WAYS TO REGISTER TO VOTE–each requires proof of age, citizenship, and domicile, by document or affidavit.

1) You may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s office up to 10 days before any election. The office is located in the Town Hall at 2 Main Street, Amherst. The town clerk’s hours are:

Business Hours: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Daily
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Tuesday Evenings
Phone: (603) 673-6041 x203
Fax: (603) 673-4138

2.) You may also register to vote with the Supervisors of the Checklist. They are required to meet at designated times to accept registrations and changes in party affiliation. These times are posted in the local newspaper, in the post office, in Town Hall.

3.) You may also register to vote on the day of any election, at the polling place. Be aware this will take extra time.

4.) You may register absentee, by mail.

If you are unable to register in person because of physical disability, religious beliefs, military service, or because of temporary absence, you may register by mail.  You should request an absentee voter registration affidavit and a standard voter registration form from your town or city clerk.  The absentee voter registration affidavit must be witnessed and then both the affidavit and the voter registration form are to be returned to your town or city clerk. Allow enough time for this.

Secretary of State’s website with voter registration information: Voter Registration Information

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Town Clerk’s page

Supervisors of the Checklist’s page 

NH Secretary of State Phone:  603-271-3242, Fax: 603-271-6316

 

HOW TO VOTE:

IN PERSON:

Polling place location: Souhegan High School, 412 Boston Post Road, Amherst, NH (6am to 8pm)

Additional Information provided by the State of NH:

NEW 2014-2015 Political Calendar          

Voter ID Cards Now Available          

Voter ID Explanatory Document – 2013          

Voter ID Law – 2013

 

BY ABSENTEE BALLOT:

By NH law, only residents who will be absent from the town during the hours the polls are open on election day, and residents with illness or disabilities or religious reasons for being unable to travel to the polls are eligible to vote absentee.

Absentee ballots are available from your town or city clerk approximately 30 days before an election.  Request the absentee ballot application from the clerk or you may download the application. If you wish, you may submit a request in writing that should include all the information required on the application: your name, voting address, mailing address and your signature.

An application for an absentee ballot may be transmitted by FAX to your town or city clerk.

Absentee Ballot Application  The Secretary of State will have applications posted before state-wide elections.

Voters living outside the United States may file a “UOCAVA absentee ballot application.”

Voting in New Hampshire

If you have questions about your voting rights, you may contact the NH Secretary of State 603-271-3242 or the NH Attorney General 603-271-3658.

 

ELECTIONS

ELECTION DATES

June 3, 2014                                              Last day to change your party affiliation prior to the State Primary Election.

September 2, 2014                                    Last day to register to vote before Primary Election Day.

September 9, 2014                                    STATE PRIMARY ELECTION DAY – Unregistered voters may register and vote on this day.

October 25, 2014                                       Last day to register to vote until the General Election.

November 4, 2014                                     GENERAL ELECTION DAY – Unregistered voters may register and vote on this day.

 

Town elections are held (the second Tuesday of March). The next Town elections will be held on  March 10, 2015.

State-wide and Congressional elections are held in even-numbered years, on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November. Presidential elections are held every four years, on the same day.

Primaries for state-wide and Congressional elections are held in even-numbered years, the second Tuesday of September.

Presidential primaries are held early in the year of the Presidential election, at a date to be determined by the NH Secretary of State.

 

SAMPLE BALLOT for the Upcoming Election – Will be posted here as it becomes available.

 

ELECTION RESULTS:

 

March 11, 2014 Election results – <<<<here>>>>

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

November 6, 2012 Election results -  <<<<here>>>>

 

CONTACTS

Town Clerk’s page

Supervisors of the Checklist’s page 

Town Moderator

Secretary of State   Phone:  603-271-3242      Fax: 603-271-6316

Attorney General    Phone: 603-271-3658