New Hampshire Voter Registration Information – Feb. 11, 2020 Primary
To be eligible to register and vote in New Hampshire a person must be:
• 18 years of age or older on Election Day; • A United States citizen; • Domiciled in the town or ward where the person seeks to vote.
To register, you will need to provide proof of your identity, age, citizenship, and domicile. Proof can be either by documents or if you do not have documents with you, by affidavit. Documents may be presented in paper or electronic form.
• A driver’s license or non-driver ID from any state satisfies proof of identity and age. • A birth certificate, U.S. Passport/Passcard, or naturalization document satisfies proof of citizenship.
Note: A New Hampshire Real ID compliant driver's license is NOT proof of U.S. Citizenship. If you do not have any of these documents, you can prove your identity, age, and/or citizenship, by signing a Qualified Voter Affidavit, under oath, in front of an election official.
You will also need to prove that you are domiciled in the town or ward where you intend to vote. Proof can be either by documents (such as a bill, rental or lease agreement, deed, NH driver’s license or registration, etc.) or if you do not have any documents with you, by affidavit. The law requires a document that “manifests an intent to maintain a single continuous presence for domestic, social, and civil purposes relevant to participating in democratic self-government.” RSA 654:12 .
New voters may continue to register at the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours until 10 days before Election Day or at the Supervisor of the Checklist Session on Jan. 21, 2020 between the hours of 6:30 and 7:30 pm at the Town Clerk’s office. New voters are always able to register on Election Day.
Feb. 11, 2020 Presidential Primary -- To help those new to the primary process in NH, here is a brief explanation:
On Election Day, if you are registered Undeclared (independent) you can select either a Republican or Democratic ballot. Your party will become that of the ballot you chose until you change back to Undeclared. After submitting your ballot, you may return to Undeclared at the polls by visiting the table specifically designated for those wanting to return to Undeclared status. If you forget to do this at the polls, you will need to stop by the Town Clerk’s office to return to Undeclared beginning the day after the election.
On Election Day, if you are registered Republican you will automatically be handed a Republican ballot when voting in the primary. If you are registered Democrat you will automatically be handed a Democratic ballot when voting in the primary.
Check your current party affiliation by going to: http://app.sos.nh.gov. It is important that you do this as people often forget the party in which they were last registered and are disappointed to find that their options on Primary Election Day are different than they expected. (If you were registered before Oct. 25, 2019, that was the last day to change your party affiliation before the Feb. 11, 2020 Primary.)
For any questions regarding registering to vote, the election or securing an absentee ballot, call or visit your Town Clerk’s office. Amherst – 673-6041 X-203
If you’re unsure of your current voter registration status, you may review the paper checklist posted on Oct. 15 at the Town Hall and the Library or go online to check it at: http://app.sos.nh.gov
One can request a copy of the checklist through the Town Clerk’s Office. The charge is $25 for each copy of the public checklist for a town. For public checklists containing more than 2,500 names, the fee is $25 plus $.50 per thousand names or portion thereof in excess of 2,500, plus any shipping costs. The checklist may be provided on paper, computer disk, computer tape, electronic transfer, or any other form. RSA 654:31 II.
Three Supervisors of the Checklist are elected with staggered terms of six years to serve the voters of the town.
Duties of the Supervisors include the following:
- Determine if an applicant is legally qualified to vote,
- Update the Checklist of registered voters with new voter registrations and any status changes,
- Maintain and update the voter files in the Town Clerk’s Office,
- Attend periodic training sessions held in Concord,
- Hold periodic mandatory supervisor sessions and post notices in advance, and
- Educate voters about any changes to voting procedure or law. On Election Day, supervisors are to be present before, during and after elections to set up, register voters, facilitate party changes, do data entry, and tally numbers required by the Secy. of State’s Office. Following an election, supervisors enter any new voter applications and status changes into the database and scan checklists to record voter history.
|Donni Hodgkins||Term Expires 2020|
|Jeanne Ludt||Term Expires 2022|
|Margaret “Maggie” Paul||Term Expires 2024|