Voting Information

2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION FILING PERIOD ANNOUNCED

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WHICH WARD DO I LIVE IN?

Please click here to view a listing of wards by street name and numbers.

Please be sure that your address is accurately listed on the checklist to avoid problems on Election Day. Remember, you must vote in the ward where you reside.

Important Notice:

If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (603) 610-7208 or via e-mail at cityclerk@cityofportsmouth.com.

Please click here to view Voting Ward Map

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

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New Hampshire law (RSA 657:1) requires that you vote in person at the polling place for your town or ward unless you:

1)   Will be absent on election day.  Absence includes:

       a)  will be out-of-town on election day.

       b)  will be working

       c)  will be caring for children or infirm adults, with or without compensation

       d)  voting absentee on the Monday immediately before the election, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning, blizzard warning, or ice storm  warning that applies to my town/ward, and have concerns for traveling in the storm

2)   Unable to vote in person due to disability

3)   Unable to vote in person due to observance of a religious commitment, which prevents me from voting in person

4)   Confined to a penal institution for a misdemeanor or while awaiting trial

Click here for 2021 Municipal Election Absentee Ballot Application

 

ELECTION DAY VOTER REGISTRATION

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Voters may register at the polls on Election Day.

VOTING LOCATIONS

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Ward One - New Franklin School -1 Franklin Drive

  • Off Woodbury Avenue, between Anchorage Inn and Howard Johnson Hotel

Ward Two-Portsmouth Middle School -(Connie Bean Gymnasium Entrance)- 155 Parrott Avenue

  • Between the Library and Court House

Ward Three - Portsmouth Senior Activity Center- 125 Cottage Street 

Ward Four - Dondero Elementary School  - 32 Van Buren Avenue (from Lafayette Road, take McKinley Road)

Ward Five - Little Harbour School - 50 Clough Drive (off of South Street)

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE

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Information Required

When determining the qualifications of an applicant, the supervisors of the checklist, or the town or city clerk, shall require the applicant to present proof of citizenship, age, and domicile, as provided in the following categories:

CITIZENSHIP

The supervisors of the checklist, or the town or city clerk, shall accept from the applicant any one of the following as proof of citizenship: the applicant's birth certificate, a passport, naturalization papers if the applicant is a naturalized citizen, a citizenship affidavit, or any other reasonable documentation which indicates the applicant is a United States citizen.

AGE

Any reasonable documentation indicating the applicant is 18 years of age or older.

Alternate Options (other than above)

  1. You may register on Election Day.
  2. If you meet the state's voter requirements and qualifications and are unable to register in person because of physical disability, military service, or because of temporary absence, you may register by mail. You should request an Absentee Registration Affidavit and a Voter Registration Card from the City Clerk. The Absentee Registration Affidavit must be witnessed and then both the affidavit and the voter registration card are to be returned to the City Clerk.

Board of Registrars

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Registrar At-Large Barbara Ward 16 Nixon Park 603 436-6142
Ward One Penny Reynolds 21 Prospect St. 603 430-1233
Ward Two Candace Thayer 175 Cabot St. 603 431-2410
Ward Three Angelynne Hinson 1180 Islington St. 603 431-9420
Ward Four Marcia Main 4 Cleveland Dr. 603 433-8843
Ward Five Laura Spelke 579 Sagamore Ave, #87 603 436-1626
Registrar Clerk Arthur Parrott 190 Grant Ave. 603 436-9256

 

 

STATE SENATE AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS

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Due to the passage of House Bill 592, our State Senate and State Representative Districts are as follows:

State Senate District - after 2012 Redistricting

  • District 21: Durham, Lee, Madbury, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, and Portsmouth

State Representative Districts - after 2012 Redistricting = 7 total representatives

  • District 25 - Consists of Ward 1 only
  • District 26 - Consists of Ward 2 only
  • District 27 - Consists of Ward 3 only
  • District 28 - Consists of Ward 4 only
  • District 29 - Consists of Ward 5 only
  • District 30 - Consists of Ward 1, 2, 4, and 5 (Not 3)
  • District 31 - Floterial with Ward 3 only represented with Greenland, Newington & North Hampton

1st Congressional District - 1 representative to Congress

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