Presidential Primary (every four years)
Town Elections (March each year)
September State Primary Election (every two years)
November General Election (every two years)
Absentee ballots may be obtained at the Office of Town Clerk for each election. Each voter must request their own ballot and the request must contain the signature of the voter. Consult this link to see whether you qualify for an absentee ballot: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/lxiii/657/657-mrg.htm
Requests may be on an official form or as a simple request in writing to the Town Clerk.
After the absentee ballot is filled out, the voter must either return the ballot in person or mail it to the Town Clerk’s office. The Town Clerk is prohibited from accepting ballots from anyone other than the registered voter with the exception of that person being the spouse, sibling, parent or child and then that person would need to complete and sign a State of New Hampshire Absentee Ballot Return Form.
The Town Clerk must receive ballots by 5 p.m. on the day prior to the election. Ballots of military personnel may be accepted until 5 p.m. on the day of election.
If you are 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Swanzey, you may fill out a voter registration card at the Town Clerk’s Office. Picture identification is required. Proof of age and citizenship may also be required. You can also register to vote on Election Day at the polling place.
The Supervisors of the Checklist determine eligibility for addition to the voter checklist. The Supervisors of the Checklist hold sessions in accordance with the requirements of state law. Their sessions—typically, during the evening or on Saturdays-- are posted in the local newspaper, and are conducted at Town Hall.
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