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The initial organizational meeting of the Manchester School Charter Commission will be held on Thursday, November 21st at 4:00 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers of City Hall.
Official Election Results are available on our webpage. A total of 19,724 ballots were cast (a 33% voter turnout) during the Non-Partisan Municipal General Election held on November 5, 2019, at Manchester polls. This was slightly off the mark of 22,830 ballots cast in the last Municipal General Election in 2017. These ballots also featured three questions – the first question seeking approval to remove the ward boundary descriptions from the city charter (approved with 11,277 “yes”; 6,117 “no”); the second question seeking approval to allow sports book betting regulated by the NH Lottery in Manchester (approved with 9,556 “yes”; 8,356 “no”); and the third question asking voters if they were in favor of students on the school committee as non-voting members (approved with 13,590 “yes”; 4,705 “no”).
Yesterday also featured a Special Election to election members to the Manchester School District Charter Commission. A total of 19,645 ballots were cast for this office which featured thirty-seven candidates vying to be in the top nine and go on to serve as school district charter commissioners.
All requests to recount the votes cast for any office must be received in writing at the City Clerk’s Office no later than Friday, November 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. and accompanied by a fee equal to the filing fee established for such office. The Board of Recount shall set a date/time of requested recounts once the filing deadline has expired.
For more election information, visit our Voter Registration and Elections page or call us at (603)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 Municipal Primary Election on September 17, 2019. 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 17, 2019 - We Are One Festival at Veteran's Park (Elm Street) from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday, August 24, 2019 - GreekFest at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (111 Island Pond Road) from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 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.
The Office of the City Clerk now accepts credit cards
for all services provided in our office*.
There is a fee associated with each transaction of $1.95 or 2.7% of the total (whichever is greater).
Real ID-Real EASY
Do you need your certified birth or marriage certificate in order to get your Real ID?
The City Clerk’s Office in Manchester, NH now offers a convenient online portal that makes it easy.
NO LINES AND NO WAITING
Just use your credit card, email us a copy of your photo ID and the record will be mailed to you. We even offer expedited shipping for an additional fee.
Ready to place your order? Go to:
For more information on Real ID visit NH Dept. of Safety:
New Hampshire law, RSA 652:11, requires that a political party’s candidate for governor receive at least 4 percent of the total number of votes cast for the office of governor in order for that party to retain recognition as a party. The Libertarian candidate for Governor received less than 4 percent of the votes for governor in the 2018 General Election. As of January 2, 2019, the Libertarian party will no longer be recognized as a political party.
Notices have been sent to all registered Libertarian voters in Manchester explaining that they have the option to come to the City Clerk's Office to change their registered affiliation to another party or take no action and they will be automatically changed to "undeclared" status.
The effect of this law has no bearing on the upcoming non-partisan municipal elections here in Manchester during 2019. Should these voters formerly registered as Libertarians want to register as either a Republican or Democrat however, they must do so prior to the Presidential Primary Election in 2020.
Any "undeclared" voter may declare their party preference at the next Presidential Primary Election and then revert back to "undeclared" status while at the polls or remain in their chosen party.