2016 Presidential Primary

2016 Presidential Primary

Your Guide to the 2016 Presidential Primary

The Presidential Primary is Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016.

The polls in Dover will be open during the primary from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There are two separate ballots in a primary election: One for registered Republicans and one for registered Democrats. Voters who are undeclared, and wish to vote, can declare a party on the day of the primary and will receive that party's ballot.

Voters can change party status back to undeclared before leaving the polls or by visiting the City Clerk's office and filling out a change of affiliation form after the primary.

For more information about the Primary, visit the Secretary of State's 2016 Election Page here.

Below you'll find additional information on the primary in Dover.

Sample Ballots

Election Results

Election results will appear here after the polls close on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

How to register to vote

If you are a resident of the City of Dover, who will be 18 years of age or older by Feb. 9, 2016, and are interested in registering to vote, the process is fairly simple:

Although nothing is required to register to vote, providing the following information when registering to vote will reduce the amount of paperwork required:

  • A photo ID (preferably a driver's license with your current Dover address as proof of residency. If your ID does not list your current address, you can also provide a utility bill, lease, mortgage, car registration, or cancelled check. If you do not have proof of residency, you will be asked to sign a Domicile Affidavit.)
  • Citizenship can be verified with a birth certificate or valid U.S. passport. If you are a naturalized citizen, you will be required to provide a copy of your citizenship and naturalization papers. If you do not have these papers, you will be asked to sign a Qualified Voter Affidavit.
  • If you are already a registered voter in the City of Dover but have moved to a new ward, you need to re-register to vote, following the same rules as above.

You may register at the polls if you have not registered in Dover before Election Day. This is a called "same day registration."

Please call the City Clerk's Office at 516-6018 for further information.

The New Hampshire Secretary of State's office also provides additional information about voter registration here.

Polling places and times

Polling places are located in each City ward. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the day of the election, Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Dover has the following six polling places:

Online Map - Wards

Ward 1 - St. Mary's Church Hall, Chestnut Street.
Ward 2 - First Parish Congregational Church, 218 Central Avenue
Ward 3 - Langdon Place, 60 Middle Road
Ward 4 - Elks Lodge, 282 Durham Road
Ward 5 - St John's Methodist Church, 28 Cataract Avenue
Ward 6 - Riverside Rest Home, 276 County Farm Road

Please click on the image to the right for an interactive Ward Map with Polling Places.