Election Information

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Primary Election is Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022

The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Please visit the 2022 Primary Election webpage for more information. The webpage includes sample ballots for the Democratic and Republican primaries in each of Dover's six wards. Election results will also be posted to the page once certified by the City Clerk. The primary election page is located at https://www.dover.nh.gov/government/open-government/election-information/2022-primary-election/.

For more information, contact the City Clerk's office at 603-516-6018.

City of Dover polling locations

Dover has the following six polling places:Online Map - Wards

Ward 1 - Frances G. Hopkins Elementary School (formerly Horne Street Elementary School), 78 Horne St.
Ward 2 - Dover Ice Arena, 110 Portland Ave.
Ward 3 - Woodman Park Elementary School, 11 Towle Ave.
Ward 4 - Garrison School, 50 Garrison Road
Ward 5 - Dover Middle School, 16 Daley Drive
Ward 6 - Hellenic Center, 219 Long Hill Road

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

Voters may only vote in the ward where they live. Please note: On Feb. 9, 2022, the City Council adopted new ward boundaries through an ordinance change to ensure near equal representation in Dover’s six political wards based on 2020 Census Data. This ward redistricting affected about 1,500 voting households in Dover. Voters in new wards will also vote at different polling locations than their previous ward. Residents may check which ward they live in utilizing the interactive Ward Map above. 

Check party affiliation status

Voters who have provided their date of birth on a voter registration form may go to the Secretary of State’s Registered Voter web link to check their political party affiliation status. The person must enter their first name, last name, town or city, date of birth, and complete the security entry. If the name, town or city, and date of birth are the same as what was provided in their voter registration form, their name, voter ID, and party affiliation, if any, will be displayed.

Application for State Election Absentee Ballot

Per state law, Any person who will be absent on the day of any state election from the city, town, or unincorporated place in which he or she is registered to vote or who cannot appear in public on any election day because of his or her observance of a religious commitment or who is unable to vote there in person by reason of physical disability may vote via absentee ballot. A person who is unable to appear at any time during polling hours at his or her polling place because of an employment obligation may vote via absentee ballot, including care of children and infirm adults, with or without compensation.

To receive an absentee ballot, complete the above 2022 Absentee Ballot Application and deliver it to the City Clerk's Office by mail, fax or hand delivery. 

City of Dover City Clerk's Office
288 Central Ave.
Dover, NH 03820
Phone 603-516-6008
Fax: 603-516-6666

Absentee Ballot Status

Visit the Secretary of State's website to track an absentee ballot application status at https://www.sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/absentee-ballots/absentee-ballot-status.