2017 Municipal Election

2017 Municipal Election

YOUR GUIDE TO THE 2017 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

The City of Dover municipal election is Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Voters this year will choose candidates for City Council, Mayor, School Board, as well as moderators, ward clerks, supervisors of the checklist and selectmen, from each ward.

The 2017 Municipal Election page will be updated with election information as it's available, including candidates, sample ballots, polling places, and more. 

Filing Period for Candidates Opens Sept. 11

The filing period for the City of Dover municipal election begins Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. and ends Friday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m.

The municipal election is Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

Candidates for City Council, School Board, and all ward positions, must be a registered voter in Dover and complete the necessary filing paperwork at the City Clerk's office, located at City Hall. A valid driver's license or passport is required at the time of filing. Candidates for City Council must be a resident of Dover for at least one year.

Voters will choose candidates for City Council, Mayor, School Board, as well as moderators, ward clerks, supervisors of the checklist and selectmen, from each ward.

For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 516-6018.

Candidate Filings for Mayor

Candidate Filings for City Council

Candidate Filings for School Board

How To Vote

If you are a resident of the City of Dover, who will be 18 years of age or older by Nov. 7, 2017, 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.

Absentee ballots

If you're unable to vote in person on Nov. 7, 2017, you can obtain an absentee ballot by clicking here.

Ballots must be returned to the City Clerk's office.

Polling Places

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, Nov. 7.

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.


For more information, call 516-6018.