MANCHESTER, NH – November 3 is Election Day, and there is a lot at stake. We have an exciting mayoral race in which incumbent Mayor Ted Gatsas is opposed by Alderman Joyce Craig. They have provided several opportunities for residents to come out and ask questions, participating in six scheduled mayoral forums, as well as a televised debate on WMUR and a forum hosted by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Click below to view mayoral debates recorded by MPTV:
- Oct. 7 Hillside
- Oct. 14 Greater Manchester Chamber debate
- Oct. 16 Webster School
- Oct. 21 Parker Varney
- Oct. 23 Green Acres
- Oct. 28 Our Lady of Cedars
Heck, they even had a Candidate Karaoke night to help you decide which candidate has what it takes to work in harmony with others and be the voice of the people.
There are also several pivotal races – for At-Large Alderman and At-Large school committee, as well as several Ward Alderman and school committee seats.
We’ve created a comprehensive voters guide with links to candidate videos produced by Manchester Public Television for all those candidates who were able to stop by the studio in advance of the election. Please allow a few extra seconds for the videos to load.
Q: Can I register on Election Day? Yes. Registering to vote is simple. If you are unsure of what documents you need to prove your identity or your legal domicile, visit the city’s voter registration page or call 624-6455. Or stop by the city clerk’s office 8 a.m. – 5 p.m Nov. 2 to avoid election day lines. Registration at your polling place is available on Election Day also.
Take a look at the sample ballot for your ward here.
Your ballot includes one ballot question, which will read as follows:
Amend the City Charter to provide that effective January 2, 2018, the Commissioner of Welfare shall cease to be an elected City official and shall be Director of the Department of Welfare to be nominated by the mayor and confirmed by a vote of eight (8) aldermen. This charter amendment shall take effect January 2, 2018.
If you favor this proposal, vote YES; if you do not favor it, vote NO.
⇒NOTE: Where available, each candidate’s name links to their campaign website or Facebook page.
If you are a candidate running for office with a campaign video, website or Facebook page and you don’t see your information or links here, please send the links to Editor Carol Robidoux at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll update the guide.
Diane L. Guimond
ALDERMAN AT LARGE
(Vote for no more than 2) Garth Corriveau
Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Michael “Mike” Lopez
SCHOOL COMMITTEE AT-LARGE
(Vote for no more than 2) Richard Girard
Nancy E. Tessier
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