ELECTION DAY: Nov. 5
See below for links to all the candidate profiles, information on where to vote in your ward, and how to register to vote.*
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SCHOOL CHARTER COMMISSION
There are 3 ballot questions:
- To amend the city charter to allow aldermen to make any necessary changes in ward lines due to a change in the Ward 6 polling place (from St. Piux X to McLaughlin school). A YES vote on Ballot Question 1 means you are in favor of this charter amendment.
- Manchester is one of nine cities voting Tuesday on whether to allow in-person “sportsbook” betting to be conducted by the NH Lotter. Other cities considering the proposal are: Concord, Berlin, Claremont, Dover, Laconia, Nashua, Rochester and Somersworth. A YES vote means you are in favor of allowing sportsbook betting in Manchester establishments.
- A non-binding question (meaning the board of aldermen will have final approval) which would allow a student from each high school to have a non-voting seat on the Board of School Committee. A YES vote means you favor the school committee to allow high school students to be seated on the BoSC as non-voting members. Currently, there are student representatives who present monthly updates as part of the monthly agenda.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. across all 12 city wards on Nov. 5. Not sure which ward you’re in? Click here, enter your address and find your ward polling place or use the map below:
WEBSTER SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
2519 Elm Street (*handicapped accessible entrance/parking available in rear of building)
HILLSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
112 Reservoir Avenue
CAROL M. RINES CENTER
USE REAR ENTRANCE – NOT ELM STREET ENTRANCE
1528 Elm Street
550 Lowell Street
BEECH STREET SCHOOL
333 Beech Street
HENRY J. MCLAUGHLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
290 South Mammoth Road
ST. ANTHONY COMMUNITY CENTER
148 Belmont Street
MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
One Crusader Way
BISHOP LEO E. O’NEIL YOUTH CENTER
30 South Elm Street
223 James Pollock Drive
145 Parkside Avenue
NORTHWEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
300 Youville Street
Ballot Sneak Previews
New Hampshire residents who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day and a U.S. Citizen may register with their Town or City Clerk. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. unless posted otherwise.
In order to register to vote in the City of Manchester you must meet the following requirements:
- Have a valid New Hampshire driver’s license with a current Manchester address on the front.
For your convenience, the Office of the City Clerk is open for voter registration Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday evenings until 8 p.m., excluding holidays unless posted otherwise. All applications must be approved by the Board of Registrars before being added to the checklist.
All Other Registrants:
- Proof of Identification:
Valid Driver’s License, Non-Driver’s ID, Current Passport, Military ID, or a completed Qualified Voter Affidavit signed under the penalties of voting fraud set forth by NH Voter ID Law.
- Proof of Domicile:
There are numerous documents that will be accepted to prove your domicile in the city of Manchester. The following is just an example of a few of these documents:
- Valid NH vehicle registration, utility bill (with applicant’s name on it, i.e. Telephone, Gas, Electric), school document showing you live in campus housing, rental or lease agreement in your name, tax bills, medical bills, pay stubs showing your Manchester address or other monthly bills, postmarked mail within the last 30 days.
- If you are a naturalized citizen you will also need to provide proof of your citizenship or you will be asked to complete a Qualified Voter Affidavit signed under the penalties of voting fraud set forth by State Law.
- For additional questions regarding the voter registration process and how the latest 2017 voting laws affect you, please refer to the NH Attorney General’s memorandum issued on September 18, 2017.
Military or Overseas Citizen Registration:
If you are a member of the military you can obtain from your commanding officer a Standard Form 76 (red and white form), Federal Post Card Application – Registration and Absentee Ballot Request. If you are an overseas citizen or if your commanding officer does not have the form you can print out the online version of the Federal Post Card Application and mail it to the City Clerk’s Office, One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH 03101.