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Municipal General Election Recounts Conclude

Published: 11/19/2017

The final chapter of the 2017 Municipal General Election has concluded as recounts of the votes cast in three city wards were conducted before dozens of supporters and volunteers for each of the candidates on Friday, November 17, 2017.  Recounts had been requested for the ward 2 school committeeman contest as well as the wards 3 and 6 aldermanic contests.

Final results can be found on our Election Results page.  Thank you to the candidates and their volunteers, the recount teams, and the Board of Recount for their dilgence through an arduous process.  The results of the recount once again reaffirms the integrity of the election process in the city of Manchester.

For additional election questions, please visit our Voter Registration and Elections page or call us at (603) 625-6455.

Notice of Ballot Inspection

Published: 11/15/2017

In response to an Order from the Federal District Court for the District of New Hampshire in the matter of Mary Saucedo et al vs William M. Gardner, Secretary of State of the State of New Hampshire (Docket #17-CV-183-LM), the Manchester City Clerk will be opening sealed boxes of ballots from the November 2016 general election for the limited purpose of retrieving and copying certain absentee ballot applications and absentee ballot affidavit envelopes, in the presence of, and for the purpose of, delivering such copies to counsel in said case. Thereafter, such materials, along with the original boxes of ballots, shall be resealed and returned to storage. This opening will occur on:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall, 3rd Floor
Manchester, New Hampshire

Members of the public are permitted to view this process, but shall not be allowed to examine the copied materials, under the terms of a protective order previously issued by the Court.

Official Election Results for Municipal General Election

Published: 11/08/2017

Official election results are now available on our election page.  A total of 22,830 votes were cast during the Non-Partisan Municipal General Election held on November 7, 2017, at Manchester polls.  This total represents a 40.8% turnout of all registered voters in the city and the highest number of votes cast in a city election since 1999.

City ballots also featured two questions – the first seeking approval for Keno in the city of Manchester and the second seeking voter support for one of four options to represent the city as the official flag of Manchester. While Keno received 58% of the vote (13,293 “yes” to 8,315 “no”), the current City flag was supported overwhelmingly by over 76% of all Manchester voters receiving 17,411 votes on Election Day.

For more election information, visit our Voter Registration and Elections page or call us at (603)624-6455.  Thank you for voting!

Deadline Reminder for Recounts

Published: 11/08/2017

Reminder - The deadline to receive applications for any recounts of the votes cast related to the November 7, 2017 Municipal General Election has been extended one business day to Monday, November 13th at 5:00 p.m. due to the observance of Veteran's Day on November 10th.

Deadline For Recounts

Published: 11/02/2017

The deadline to receive applications for any recounts of the votes cast related to the November 7, 2017 Municipal General Election has been extended one business day to Monday, November 13th at 5:00 p.m. due to the observance of Veteran's Day on November 10th.

Memo from the Attorney General About Voter Registration in NH

Published: 10/06/2017

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.

Absentee and Sample Ballots Now Available

Published: 10/06/2017

Absentee and sample ballots for the Non-Partisan Municipal General and Special State General Elections (District 15/Ward 8 only) are now available at the City Clerk's Office.  You may also visit our Sample Ballot page to view your ward ballot(s).  These elections will be held on November 7, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

An absentee ballot request form may be printed from our Voter Registration and Elections page from the convenience of your home, or may be requested via email at cityclerk@manchesternh.gov or by calling us at 603-624-6455.

 

Official Results for the Special Municipal and Primary Elections

Published: 09/20/2017

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!

Notice To Ward 6 Voters

Published: 07/03/2017

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.

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