Voter & Election Information

WV Ballot Box

Waterville Valley is one of the few towns left in the state of New Hampshire which still uses it's orginal ballot box (pictured above) for registered voters to cast their ballots into for elections. Ballot boxes were given to towns by the NH Secretary of State's office for use in the 1892 General Election. Some town's no longer have them, or now utilize electronic voting machines, but in Waterville Valley our ballot box is still in great shape and used in every election!!


HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE

FOUR WAYS TO REGISTER TO VOTE--each requires proof of age, citizenship, and domicile, by document or affidavit.  

  1. You may register to vote at the town clerk's office up to 10 days before any election.
    1. The town clerk's office is at the Rust Municipal Building, 14 TAC Lane, Waterville Valley, NH.
    2. The town clerk does not keep regular office hours; please contact Town Office at (603) 236-4730 for more information.
  2. You may also register to vote with your local Supervisors of the Checklist.
    1. They are required to meet at designated times to accept registrations and changes in party affiliation.  
    2. Please contact Town Office at (603) 236-4730 for more information.
  3. You may also register to vote on the day of any election, at the polling place. Be aware this will take extra time.
  4. You may register absentee, by mail. If you are unable to register in person because of physical disability, religious beliefs, military service, or because of temporary absence, you may register by mail. You should request an absentee voter registration affidavit and a standard voter registration form from your town or city clerk. The absentee voter registration affidavit must be witnessed and then both the affidavit and the voter registration form are to be returned to your town or city clerk. Allow enough time for this.

Voter Registration Information

To look up your voter information, please click here.

CONTACT INFORMATION:


HOW TO VOTE

IN PERSON: Polling place location

Voting typically takes place at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department, in the multi-purpose room or gymnasium.

Voter ID requirements: Please visit the NH Secretary of State website for the latest information regarding voter identification laws and requirements.

BY ABSENTEE BALLOT:

By NH law, only residents who will be absent from the town during the hours the polls are open on election day, and residents with illness or disabilities or religious reasons or employment obligations for being unable to travel to the polls are eligible to vote absentee.

Absentee ballots are available from your town clerk approximately 30 days before an election. Request the absentee ballot application from the clerk or you may download the application. If you wish, you may submit a request in writing that should include all the information required on the application: your name, voting address, mailing address and your signature. An application for an absentee ballot may be transmitted by FAX to your town clerk.

Voting in New Hampshire

If you have questions about your voting rights, you may contact the NH Secretary of State (603) 271-3242 or the NH Attorney General (603) 271-3658.

IMPORTANT DATES:

June 5th, 2018 is the last day to change your party affiliation prior to the State Primary Election on September 11, 2018. 

Are you currently registered “UNDECLARED”? If YES, you may still VOTE in a PRIMARY!

Yes! An “Undeclared” voter MUST choose a party when checking in at the Primary Election.  The “Undeclared” voter then receives a ballot for the party of his/her choice, and then becomes part of that party that they choose.  (i.e. if someone chooses a Republican ballot at the Primary, they are now registered as a Republican; if someone chooses a Democrat ballot at the Primary, they are now registered as a Democrat, if someone chooses a Libertarian ballot at the Primary, they are now registered as a Libertarian.)**

AFTER VOTING:  A voter may return to the “Undeclared” status by visiting the Supervisors of the Checklist before leaving the polling area.

**Click HERE to check on your party affiliation and/or absentee ballot request status.
 


ELECTIONS

ELECTION DATES for 2018

  • Town Meeting Day & Election Tuesday, March 13th, 2018. Polls open at the Recreation Department multi-purpose room from 12Noon to 5pm, with the Town Meeting to follow beginning at 5:30pm. 
  • State Primary Election Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
  • State General Election Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Town elections are held during Annual Town Meeting on the second Tuesday of March.

State-wide and Congressional elections are held in even-numbered years, on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November.

Presidential elections are held every four years, on the same day.

Primaries for state-wide and Congressional elections are held in even-numbered years, the second Tuesday of September.

Presidential primaries are held early in the year of the Presidential election, at a date to be determined by the NH Secretary of State.

INFORMATION for Upcoming Town Meeting Election

  • See "Attachment" section below

SAMPLE BALLOT for Upcoming Election

  • See "Attachment" section below

ELECTION RESULTS:

  • See "Attachment" section below