Voting Information

Important Dates

Tuesday, September 11, 2018NH STATE PRIMARY ELECTION
Tuesday, November 6, 2018NH GENERAL ELECTION
Tuesday, May 14, 2019HANOVER TOWN MEETING

To be eligible to register and vote in Hanover, New Hampshire, a person must be (a) 18 years of age or older on Election Day; (b) a United States Citizen; and (c) domiciled in the Town of Hanover. A domicile for voting purposes is that one place where a person, more than any other place, has established a physical presence and manifests an intent to maintain a single and continous presence for domestic, social, and civil purposes relevant to participating in democratic self-government.  Click here for additional information on Registering to Vote in New Hampshire.

Party Affiliation: When registering to vote, the applicant is not required to affiliate with a particular political party; however, applicants may opt to register as a DEMOCRAT, a LIBERTARIAN, or a REPUBLICAN (there is no Independent Party in NH). If no affiliation is designated, the applicant will be registered as UNDECLARED on the voter checklist. In Primary Elections, those voters affiliated with one of the three recognized political parties may only vote in the Primary Election of that party. Undeclared voters may choose on Election Day at the polls to affiliate with any of the parties to request that party's ballot at the polls; however, this action formally affiliates them with this political party, and they will be listed as this party on future voter checklists if not subsequent action is taken. Voters who arrive at the polling place on Primary Election Day as Undeclared and affiliate with a political party to participate in their contest who wish to return to Undeclared status may do so after casting their ballot and before exiting the polling place at the Undeclared Voter Re-Registration station.

Where to Register: The voter registration process in New Hampshire is designed to place in person before a designated election official. New Hampshire currently does not allow for general voter registration by mail. Individuals may register to vote at the Town Office (41 South Main Street) Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Applications may be made at any time of the year (except 10 days prior to any election). There may also be specially scheduled registration sessions leading up to major elections; these events will be posted on the Town website. You may also register same-day on Election Day - however, we encourage you to register early in order to avoid any unnecessary delays at the polling place.

Absentee ballots: Individuals unable to vote in person may request an absentee ballot from the Town Clerk's Office, 41 South Main Street. Voters choosing to vote by absentee ballot must sign a request form before obtaining a ballot. Upon receipt of the signed request, an absentee ballot will either be given or mailed (RSA 657:15) to the voter. Digital signatures are not accepted as the signature must be the same as the signature on the affidavit envelope delivered back to the Town of Hanover with the cast absentee ballot enclosed.  

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Betsy McClain Town Clerk (603) 640-3203
Donna Stender Assistant Town Clerk and Deputy Tax Collector (603) 640-3202