2020 State Primary Election

2020 State Primary Election

The 2020 State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Polling Places

Dover's six polling locations are:Online Map - Wards

Ward 1 - Horne Street Elementary School, 78 Horne Street
Ward 2 - Woodman Park Elementary School, 11 Towle Avenue
Ward 3 - Parish of the Assumption - St. Joseph's, 150 Central Ave.
Ward 4 - Elks Lodge, 282 Durham Road
Ward 5 - St John's Methodist Church, 28 Cataract Avenue
Ward 6 - Hellenic Center, 219 Long Hill Road

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

Please note that you cannot change your party affiliation within 90 days before a primary. If you are registered as Undeclared, you will be declaring yourself as a member of the Republican or Democratic Party when voting. If you wish to return to undeclared you can sign the checklist on the way out of the polls, or come into the Clerk's office after the election.

For more information about the State Primary Election, including a list of candidates who have filed, visit https://sos.nh.gov/2020ElecInfo.aspx.

Special Provisions

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Secretary of State's office has made provisions for all voters to register to vote by mail and to request absentee ballots for any reason.

Under new guidance, voters can now register by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic and can request an absentee voter packet from the City Clerk's Office or from the New Hampshire Secretary of State. Voters need to fill out a registration form and provide election officials with a copy of a current photo ID, as well as a copy of a bill, bank statement or other document with a name and address.

Voters also need a witness, who will be allowed to stand 6 feet away or behind a window, to watch the voter sign their form and to attest by affidavit to the voter's identity.

Forms must be returned by mail or in person to the City Clerk's office.

Absentee ballot requests can be downloaded here from the City of Dover's website. Absentee ballot requests must be returned by mail to the City Clerk's Office at City of Dover, NH, City Clerk, 288 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820. The completed form can also be returned via the public drop box, located inside the Customer Service Center vestibule at City Hall.

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

Sample Ballots