Town of Amherst NH





 The Amherst Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session at the Town Clerk’s Office at the Amherst Town Hall on Friday, October 30, between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This will be the last time currently registered voters may change their party affiliation prior to the Presidential Primary, the date of which is still uncertain.  New voters are welcome to register at the Town Hall up until 10 days prior to Election Day or at the polls on Election Day.

Please address any questions about voter registration and absentee ballots to the Town Clerk by calling 674-6041 Ext. 203.

If you’re unsure of your current voter registration status, you may go online to check it at:



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



Town Clerk’s page

Supervisors of the Checklist’s page 

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




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 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.





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.



March 10, 2015, Election results  <<<here>>>,

November  4, 2014 Election results<<<<<here>>>>>

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

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

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



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

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