Voting / Elections

Need an absentee ballot? Click on the appropriate link below, print out the absentee ballot application, and send it to:
Town of Gilmanton, Town Clerk, PO Box 550, Gilmanton, NH 03237.
Applications for:

TOWN ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION

STATE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION

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Click here for military and overseas voters: Federal Post Card Application 


The Town of Gilmanton may have from one to four elections per year, not including any special elections.

They are:

  • Presidential Primary (every four years)
  • Town / School Elections (March every year)
  • September State Primary Election (every two years)
  • November Presidential General Elections (every four years) (November State General Elections (every two years))

**RSA 657:7 - Absence, Religious Observance and Disability. 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,

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; the ballot can not be handed to anyone other than the voter requesting the ballot. 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 BE RETURNED BY A SPOUSE, PARENT, SIBLING OR CHILD FROM OTHER THAN THE REGISTERED VOTER, with the completion of the following Ballot: Ballot Return Form

657:17 Procedure by Voter. – After marking the ballot, the voter or the person assisting a blind voter or voter with a disability who is unable to mark his or her ballot shall enclose and seal the same in an inner envelope. The voter shall execute the affidavit on the envelope. A person assisting a blind voter or voter with a disability who needs assistance executing the affidavit shall sign a statement on the affidavit envelope acknowledging the assistance. The voter or the person assisting the blind voter or voter with a disability who needs assistance shall enclose and seal the inner envelope with the affidavit in an outer envelope. The voter shall then endorse on the outer envelope his or her name, address, and voting place and shall mail the envelope, affixing postage, or personally deliver it or have it delivered by the voter's spouse, parent, sibling, or child to the city or town clerk from whom it was sent. The city or town clerk, or ward clerk on election day at the polls, shall not accept an absentee ballot from a family member unless the family member completes a form provided by the secretary of state, which shall be maintained by the city or town clerk, and the family member presents a government-issued photo identification or has his or her identity verified by the city or town clerk. Absentee ballots delivered through the mail or by the voter's spouse, parent, sibling, or child shall be received by the town, city, or ward clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the election.

Source. 1979, 436:1. 1983, 220:4. 2010, 317:31. 2015, 166:1, eff. Aug. 25, 2015. 2016, 317:1, eff. Aug. 23, 2016. 2017, 216:8, eff. July 10, 2017.

657:22 Cutoff. – In any state election, a town or city clerk shall not accept any completed absentee ballots delivered to the clerk after 5:00 p.m. on election day except as provided in RSA 657:21-a, V and RSA 659:20-a. The clerk shall record absentee ballots received after such time in the statewide centralized voter registration database with the return date and shall mark the ballot as rejected due to absentee ballot receipt after election day. The clerk shall retain the unopened ballot until the time set for the destruction of other state election ballots as provided in RSA 659:100 at which time the envelopes shall likewise be destroyed, unopened and unexamined.

Source. 1979, 436:1. 1983, 176:2. 1995, 48:1. 2010, 182:8. 2011, 72:4, eff. July 15, 2011. 2017, 196:1, eff. Sept. 3, 2017.

Staff Contacts

Members (2 year terms)

Name Title
Kathleen Brooks Ballot Inspector (2020)
Brenda Currier Ballot Inspector (2020)
Heather Gagne Ballot Inspector (2020)
Richard Gagne Ballot Inspector (2020)
Diane LaBelle Ballot Inspector (2020)
Ronald R. LaBelle Ballot Inspector (2020)
Terry Melle Ballot Inspector (2020)
Jeanine L. Moorehead Ballot Inspector (2020)
Thomas R. Morin Ballot Inspector (2020)
Andrea Schaffnit Ballot Inspector (2020)
Leonard J. Schaffnit Ballot Inspector (2020)
Brenda D. Sens Ballot Inspector (2020)
Barbara Swanson Ballot Inspector (2020)