Pursuant to N.H. RSA 654:27 the Board of Registrars shall hold session for correction of the checklist prior to an election. The Board of Registrars will be in session at the Office of the City Clerk, One City Hall Plaza, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:45 p.m. to make the final corrections to the checklist prior to the City of Manchester State General and Municipal Special Election which is to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Any voter who would like to register to vote is encouraged to complete a voter registration form at the Office of the City Clerk. Voters may register during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m). The last day to register to vote prior to the City of Manchester State Primary Election is Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Office of the City Clerk. No new registrations or changes will be taken by the clerk after the deadline so that the checklist for the City of Manchester Presidential Primary Election can be finalized and printed. Voters may also register at the polling place on Election Day. For additional information, please visit the City Clerk website or call 624-6455.
Pursuant to RSA 659:49 I & II the Moderator in Wards 1 – 12 may begin processing the absentee ballots for the State General and Municipal Special Election at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Per RSA 658:31; the Office of the City Clerk of Manchester hereby gives public notice to the voters of Manchester that the official ballots to be used in the November 3, 2020 State General and Municipal Special Election will be counted at the Office of the City Clerk during normal business hours throughout the week beginning on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. until completion of all 12 wards. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk for specific times for each ward.
Pursuant to RSA 656:42 VIII the Office of the City Clerk of Manchester will be testing ballots for the November 3, 2020 State General and Municipal Special Election and sealing all tabulator machines on Monday, October 26, 2020 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Walter A. Stiles Conference Room, 2nd Floor of City Hall. The public is welcome to view the process.
Based upon the recommendation of public health and safety officials, and pursuant to the Governor’s emergency orders, there will be no physical location to attend either the aldermanic committee or board meetings beginning October 19 and 20, 2020. You will be able to telephonically access the meeting (listen only) by dialing the unique number and access code for each meeting on the City Calendar. To both view and listen to the meeting on Manchester Public TV, you may view Public TV Channel 22 or visit MPTV’s website at www.manchestertv.org.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Pursuant to Rule 2A of the Rules of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, residents of Manchester are allotted a period of thirty (30) minutes to address the Board on items of concern affecting the community only during the Special Meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen - Public Participation between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. You will be able to offer public comment during this period by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or using the designated number and unique access code found on the City Calendar for each Special Meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen - Public Participation between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Participants are automatically ordered by the meeting software upon entry to the meeting. All speakers will be muted upon entry and unmuted when their number is called. Participants are required to identify themselves and provide their home address. Each speaker will be limited to a strict three minutes to afford an opportunity for the maximum number of people to speak during this thirty (30) minute period. If you do not intend to be a speaking participant of the meeting, you are encouraged to both view and listen to the meeting on Manchester Public TV on Public TV Channel 22 or visit MPTV’s website at www.manchestertv.org so as not to unnecessarily delay the meeting for participants who wish to speak. You are also encouraged to submit any email comments prior to the commencement of the meeting to ensure that your comments are received by your elected officials as they will be accepted as part of the meeting until the close of the public comment period at 7:30 p.m. during any Special Meeting of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen - Public Participation. Email will be monitored by staff up until the conclusion of this special public meeting.
The last day to register to vote in the City Clerk's Office is Wednesday, October 28 and we are open until 5 PM.
The City Clerk's Office will be open on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9 AM until 2 PM for voter registration and absentee ballots.
The Office of the City Clerk will be open for ELECTION BUSINESS ONLY for the State Primary Election on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. We will resume normal activities on Wednesday, September 9th however most requests can be met through our online portal for vital records and dog license renewals.
Couples may now come to City Hall to obtain a marriage license or to get married without a ceremony between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are practicing social distancing at this time and can only help a limited amount of people at one time so you may experience longer wait times. Also, if you plan on signing the paperwork in front of the Justice of the Peace to get married, we ask that you refrain from bringing additional guests with you.
Please click here for our marriage license worksheet which can be filled out prior to coming to City Hall to save time.