Voting Information

State of New Hampshire voter registration information

UPCOMING 2022 ELECTIONS:

State Primary Election:  Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The polling hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. as set by the City Council at the August 1, 2022 City Council meeting.

State General Election:  Tuesday, November 8, 2022

ABSENTEE BALLOTS:

Absentee ballots for the September 13, 2022 State Primary Election are now available.

Applications can be obtained in the City Clerk's Office or on-line by following the link below.

Click here for Absentee ballot application form

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

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)

The polling hours for the September 13, 2022 State Primary Election will be 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

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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State Senate District - effective June 1, 2022

  • District 21New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, and Portsmouth

State Representative Districts - effective June 1, 2022

  • District 21 - Consists of Portsmouth Ward 1 and Newington only
  • District 22 - Consists of Portsmouth Ward  5 and New Castle only
  • District 26 - Consists of Portsmouth Ward 3 only
  • District 27 - Consists of Portsmouth Ward 4 only
  • District 28 - Consists of Portsmouth Ward 2 only
  • District 37 - Consists of Portsmouth Wards 1 and 5, New Castle and Newington
  • District 39 - Floterial with Portsmouth Wards 2, 3 and 4

Click here to view NH State Representatives listing (representing former districts)