City Clerk Announces Municipal Election Details for Nov 2

October 7, 2021

City Clerk Kelli Barnaby has confirmed the polling hours for the City’s Municipal Elections on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The polls will be open from 8 am to 7 pm.

Voting locations for Portsmouth voters are determined by the Ward in which they live. For a list of which streets are included in each Ward, please visit:

Ward locations for the November 2, 2021 elections are as follows:

  • Ward One – New Franklin School, 1 Franklin Drive
  • Ward Two – Portsmouth Middle School, 155 Parrott Avenue
  • Ward Three – Portsmouth Senior Activity Center, 125 Cottage Street
  • Ward Four – Dondero Elementary School, 32 Van Buren Avenue
  • Ward Five – Little Harbour School, 50 Clough Drive

Voter registration: New Portsmouth voters may register in advance, up through October 23, 2021. Voter registration is processed by the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall (1 Junkins Avenue) through October 22 at 1 pm. The Board of Registrars is also offering special hours for voter registration on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in the City Hall lobby, from 10 to 11:30 am. Voter registration is also accepted at the polls on Election Day. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 603-610-7245 or 603-610-7208.

Absentee ballots for the Municipal Elections are now available at the City Clerk’s office. New Hampshire law (RSA 657:1) requires that voters appear in person at the appropriate Ward polling place. Voters may request an absentee ballot if they:

  • Will be absent on election day. Reasons for absence include:
    • Being out-of-town on election day
    • Working
    • Caring for children or infirm adults, with or without compensation
    • Have concerns about traveling because on the Monday immediately before the election, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm, blizzard, or ice storm warning that applies to the voter’s city/ward.
  • Are unable to vote in person due to disability
  • Are unable to vote in person due to observance of a religious commitment, which prevents someone from voting in person
  • Are confined to a penal institution for a misdemeanor or while awaiting trial

For more information on voting, registration requirements, a sample ballot and other details, visit the City Clerk “Voting Information” webpage: