2024 State Primary Election

State Primary Election is Sept. 10, 2024

The state primary election will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2024. 

There are two separate ballots in a primary election: One for registered Republicans, and one for registered Democrats.

Winners of the primary election will be on the General Election ballot to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2024. 

Voters who are undeclared, and who 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 by signing a form at the polls, following the vote. 

Deadline to change party affiliation was June 4, 2024

The last day a registered voter can change their party affiliation before the 2024 state primary was Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Per state law, voters may not change their party affiliation 90 days before a primary.

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.

Candidate Filing Period

The filing period for candidates was from June 5 to 14, 2024. Find what candidates filed for elected offices at the Secretary of State's website www.sos.nh.gov/2024-election-details.

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 2024 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 603-516-6018
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.