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Get Ready to Vote, Manchester

September 17th, 2019 · No Comments · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, West Branch

Are you ready to vote? Below are answers to questions you might have!

Per the City of Manchester Website (www.manchesternh.gov):

THE POLLS ARE OPEN FROM 6:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M. UNLESS POSTED OTHERWISE.

Questions? Please call the City Clerk’s office at (603) 624-6455 during normal business hours.

How Do I Register?

New Hampshire residents who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, and a United States Citizen may register with their Town or City Clerk. Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. unless posted otherwise.

For your convenience, the Office of the City Clerk is open for
voter registration Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday evenings until 8:00 p.m.,
excluding holidays unless posted otherwise. All applications must be approved by the Board of Registrars before being added to the checklist.

In order to register to vote in the City of Manchester you must meet the following requirements:

  • Valid New Hampshire Driver’s License with current Manchester address on the front.

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 State 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.

Visit the city clerk’s website for more information, such as polling places and sample ballots by ward.

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