**Need an absentee ballot? Just click on the link below and print out the absentee ballot application and send it to: Town of Gilmanton, Town Clerk, PO Box 550, Gilmanton, NH 03237.
Federal Post Card Application - Military, Overseas Voters, Voters that would like to check the status of their absentee ballots, please click or paste the following URL into your browser: http://www.fvap.gov/
The Town of Gilmanton may have from one to four elections per year, not including any special elections.
They are: Presidential Primary & General Elections (every four years), Town Elections (March every year), September State Primary Election (every two years), and November State General Elections (every two years).
**A registered voter may request an absentee ballot if he or she is going to be absent from the Town, or due to absence because of Religious Observance or Physical Disability on election day.
In accordance with RSA 659:34, the penalty for knowingly or purposefully providing false information when registering to vote or voting is a class A misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of imprisonment not to exceed one year and a fine not to exceed $2,000. Fraudulently registering to vote or voting is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000.
Absentee ballots may be obtained at the Office of Town Clerk-Tax Collector for each election. Requests for applications on an official form may be a simple request in writing, or you may download the form by clicking on the "Absentee Ballot" button at the top of the page. Each voter must request their own ballot and the request must contain the signature of the voter.
The ballot may be given personally to the voter or mailed. Once the ballot is voted, the voter must either return the ballot in person or mail it (according to the time limits below) to the Office of Town Clerk-Tax Collector, PO Box 550, Gilmanton, NH 03237. If you are under time constraint in returning the ballot and would like to overnight the ballot, the physical address is 503 Province Road, Gilmanton, NH 03237.
BALLOTS MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ANYONE OTHER THAN THE REGISTERED VOTER - THIS INCLUDES THEIR SPOUSE.
Ballots must be received in person by 5 pm on the day prior to the election or by mail on election day until 5 pm. Military personnel ballots may be accepted until 5 pm on the day of election.
Not a registered voter? You may register at the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office, who, in turn, will submit the paperwork to the Supervisors of the Checklist for their next posted session or you may register with the Supervisors of the Checklist when they have a posted session for additions and corrections to the checklist. To all Residents of Gilmanton: New Hampshire has same-day voter registration and voting at all Town/State/Federal Elections. You cannot register to vote at Town or School District Meetings.
If you are 18 years of age (or will be 18 years of age by the next election date), a citizen of the United States and a resident of Gilmanton you may fill out a voter registration card at the Office of Town Clerk-Tax Collector. The voter card is forwarded to the Supervisors of the Checklist who will then determine eligibility for addition to the voter checklist.
PICTURE IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED.
What information will you need to register to vote?
Proof of Citizenship - the applicant's birth certificate, passport, naturalization papers (if the applicant is a naturalized citizen - Name of Court, City, State and Date of Naturalization), a citizenship affidavit, or any other reasonable documentation which indicates the applicant is a United States citizen.
Age - Any reasonable documentation indicating the applicant is 18 years of age or older
Domicile - Any reasonable documentation which indicates that the applicant has a domicile and intends to maintain a domicile in the town in which he or she desires to vote. (Understand that a person can claim only one state and one city/town as his or her domicile.) You may be requested to fill out a domicile affidavit if you do not have reasonable documentation.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.