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Official election results are now available on our election page. A total of 11,134 votes were cast during the Non-Partisan Municipal Primary Election held on September 19th at Manchester polls. This total represents a nearly 20% turnout of all registered voters in the city – slightly less than the average turnout of all municipal primaries (22.5%) over the past 37 years.
The next election for Manchester voters, the Non-Partisan Municipal General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in all wards. Ward ballots will also include two referendum questions - a non-binding question asking voters to select their favorite option for a city flag to represent Manchester along with a binding question seeking voter approval for Keno to be brought to Manchester. A public hearing on Keno will be held later in October to provide more information to residents.
For more election information, visit our Voter Registration and Elections page or call us at (603)624-6455. Thank you for voting!
Recent publicity about the 2017 changes to the voter registration requirements in New Hampshire has made the entire registration process seem daunting and confusing. For the large majority of new voters, registering to vote remains a simple process. You may visit our How to Register to Vote page for a sample list of documents and procedures that will be accepted to prove your domicile, identity, age, and citizenship for voting.
For those residents that simply do not have suitable proof of domicile, particularly if you are trying register on election day, you will be able to register and vote on election day by completing the necessary forms at the polls. The NH Attorney General memorandum released on September 18, 2017 explains the typical documents used to produce evidence of domicile along with the nuances within the legal definition of "domicile for voting purposes."
Not sure where to vote? Check out our interactive "Where do I vote" page for an easy guide to get you where you need to go or call the City Clerk's Office at 624-6455.
The Office of the City Clerk continues our commitment to making your election experience as pleasant as possible. In an effort to minimize waiting in long lines on Election Day, we will be conducting yet another series of Voter Registration Drives prior to the State Primary Election on September 19, 2017. Register to vote now so you don't wait in line on election day! You can find us at the following community events in Manchester:
- Saturday, August 12, 2017 - Family Fest at Veteran's Park (Elm Street) from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Saturday, August 19, 2017 - We Are One Festival at Veteran's Park (Elm Street) from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday, August 26, 2017 - Greek Fest at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (111 Island Pond Road) from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday, August 26, 2017 - Friends of Stark Park Summer Concert Series (Stark Park on North River Road) from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For more information on voter registration, check out our "How to Register" page, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (603) 624-6455.
On June 6th, the Board of Mayor & Aldermen accepted a request on behalf of the ward 6 selectmen seeking a move of all voting activities to the Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School, effective immediately. Polling location change notices were mailed to the addresses of all registered voters during the week of July 3rd.
Selectmen are excited over the new polling location within the gymnasium of one of the city's premier middle schools. Ample parking and an expansive, modern space for all voting activities highlight the list of improvements to your voting experience.
Your next scheduled election at Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School will be held on September 19, 2017. If you need any assistance or further information on the new location please contact us at 603-624-6455.
The Office of the City Clerk and the Manchester Board of Registrars is conducting a voter checklist verification process. This process began by reviewing the voting history of all 64,420 voters on checklists citywide and provides us with a report of any voter who has not voted since November of 2012. Currently, there are 8,577 registered voters who have not voted in these last nine (9) citywide elections. Beginning early June 2017, each of these voters will receive a postcard from our office to determine if they still reside in Manchester and wish to remain a registered voter.
This postcard will provide notification of the pending removal from the voter checklist and an explanation of how to update registration information. All registered voters who receive this notification will need to reregister with the Office of the City Clerk, or at the polls on election day, prior to voting at an upcoming election.
For more information on how to register to vote or questions about this notification, you may reach us at 624-6455 or by email at email@example.com.