Elections & Voting

Dianna Charron

Chair, Supervisors of the Checklist

(603) 887-2172

Town Meeting 2020

Town Meeting (previously scheduled for March 14th, 2020) will be held Saturday, June 20th, 2020 at 9:00 AM at 22 Murphy Drive (parking lot of Chester Academy). Registration will begin at 8:15 AM. Please make sure to have your picture identification. We recommend you bring your own food and beverages as this will not be available. Please see the link below for more details.

https://www.chesternh.org/home/news/details-town-meeting-saturday-june-20th-2020-900am

Warrant & Budget 2020: click here

Petitioned Warrant Articles Submitted 2020: click here

Voter Registration

6/3/2020- Per the Memorandum from Secretary of State, William M. Gardner, and Attorney General, Gordan J. MacDonald- due to the current public health crisis, all voters may request an absentee ballot for the September Primary and November General Elections in 2020, on the basis that a "physical disability" (RSA 657:1) exsists due to current guidance for social distancing and restrictions on public gatherings. They also concluded the same applies for registering to vote. All voter registration applicants may request an absentee voter registration package by mail, e-mail, fax, or phone because of illness form COVID-19 or because they fear registering in person may expose themselves or others to COVID-19. Please click here for a copy of the memorandum.

Instructions for Absentee Voter Registration and Absentee Voting for 2020: Click Here

You may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours up to 10 days before any election. Bring your driver’s license or state issued identification card and one of the following: birth certificate, passport, or naturalization papers. Get answers to your questions about voting in New Hampshire and how to request an absentee ballot here.

Uniformed Service Members, Their Families, and Citizens Residing Outside of the United States

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, and the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. This Act provides the legal basis for these citizens’ absentee voting requirements for federal offices. Register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and update your contact information using the Federal Post Card Application. Please visit www.fvap.gov for more information.

One4All – Accessible Voting in NH

One4All is an accessible voting machine develop by the State of NH that allows voters who are blind or visually impaired, or who find it difficult to complete a paper ballot to vote independently.  It consists of a tablet and auditory prompts that allow you to vote the ballot. The NH Association for the Blind has produced a video about how the system works.