Voting / Elections

The last day to make PARTY CHANGES before the September Primary was Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Need an absentee ballot? Click on the appropriate link below and complete your absentee ballot application.
You can send it:

 STATE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION

absentee

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.

  • 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))

Elections are held at the Academy Building (Town Hall)
and are from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.

**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 by clicking this link , or directly from the Office of Town Clerk for each election. 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 official ballot cannot 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 set by law) to the Office of Town Clerk, 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 form: Ballot Return Form

RSA 657:17 Procedure by Voter. –
I. 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 or the person assisting a blind voter or voter with a disability shall then endorse on the outer envelope the voter's name, address, and voting place. The absentee ballot shall be delivered to the city or town clerk from whom it was received in one of the following ways:

(a) The voter or the voter's delivery agent may personally deliver the envelope; or
(b) The voter or the person assisting the blind voter or voter with a disability may mail the envelope to the city or town clerk, with postage affixed.

II. As used in this section, "delivery agent" means:

(a) The voter's spouse, parent, sibling, child, grandchild, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, stepparent, stepchild; or
(b) If the voter is a resident of a nursing home as defined in RSA 151-A:1, IV, the nursing home administrator, licensed pursuant to RSA 151-A:2, or a nursing home staff member designated in writing by the administrator to deliver ballots; or
(c) If the voter is a resident of a residential care facility licensed pursuant to RSA 151:2, I(e) and described in RSA 151:9, VII(a)(1) and (2), the residential care facility administrator, or a residential care facility staff member designated in writing by the administrator to deliver ballots; or
(d) A person assisting a blind voter or a voter with a disability who has signed a statement on the affidavit envelope acknowledging the assistance.

III. The city or town clerk, or ward clerk on election day at the polls, shall not accept an absentee ballot from a delivery agent unless the delivery agent completes a form provided by the secretary of state, which shall be maintained by the city or town clerk, and the delivery agent 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 delivery agent shall be received by the town, city, or ward clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the election. A delivery agent who is assisting a voter who is blind or who has a disability pursuant to this section may not personally deliver more than 4 absentee ballots in any election, unless the delivery agent is a nursing home or residential care facility administrator, an administrator designee, or a family member, each as authorized by this section.

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. 2019, 261:1, eff. Sept. 17, 2019.

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.

Click here for more pertininet absentee voting RSA.

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Maura Thomas (603) 267-6726 x126
Elise Smith (603) 267-6726 x128

Ballot Inspectors (2 year terms)

NameTitle
Kathleen Brooks

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Angela Canezin

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Rene Canezin

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Brenda Currier

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Carrie L. Kirk

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Edward F. Kirk

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Diane LaBelle

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Ronald R. LaBelle

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Malcolm MacLeod

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Adam Mini

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Thomas R. Morin

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Grace L. Sisti

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Jane E. Sisti

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Barbara Swanson

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Sarah C. Thorne

Ballot Inspector (2021)

Stephanie N. Verdile

Ballot Inspector (2021)