Municipal General Election

- November 7, 2017

The City of Nashua will be
conducting the Municipal General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  The polls will be opened from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Voters will be casting votes for the following offices: Alderman-at-Large, Board of Education, Fire Commissioner, Board of Public Works, Ward Alderman, Ward Moderator, Ward Clerk and Ward Selectmen.

Filing for Office - November 7, 2017 Municipal General Election

The filing period for candidates interested in running for office in the November 7, 2017 Municipal General Election will begin on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at 8 a.m., in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Room 102.  The filing period will close on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 5 p.m., so all petitions will need to be certified by this time.   PLEASE NOTE:  ANY CANDIDATE WISHING TO FILE FOR OFFICE, SHALL MAKE SURE THEIR VOTER REGISTRATION IS CURRENT OR THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO FILE FOR OFFICE.  The City Clerk's Office is opened Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be opened on Monday, August 28, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.   THIS IS THE LAST DAY THAT THE CITY CLERK WILL ACCEPT VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS OR MAKE CORRECTIONS TO THE CHECKLIST PRIOR TO THE FILING PERIOD BEGINNING. 

All candidates must submit their completed nomination petitions and acceptance petition during this time.   Listed below are the necessary petitions as well as instructions to candidates and the campaign expenditure and receipts for both the first and second filings.    The drawing for positions on the ballot will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall.  

November 7, 2017 Municipal General Election - Instructions for Candidates
November 7, 2017 Municipal General Election - Candidate Acceptance Petition
November 7, 2017 Municipal General Election - Nomination Petition
November 7, 2017 Municipal Election - Campaign Expenditures - First Report (Due October 18, 2017)
November 7, 2017 Municipal Election - Campaign Receipts - First Report (Due October 18, 2017)
November 7, 2017 Municipal Election - Campaign Expenditures - Second Report (Due December 1, 2017)
November 7, 2017 Municipal Election - Campaign Receipts - Second Report (Due December 1, 2017)

For those residents who are looking for more information relative to the Ward Moderator, Ward Clerk or Ward Selectmen positions, please click on the following link.  This document will provide you with an overall view of what is required for each position as well as the time commitment.  Please note that this is just an overview and not everything these positions are required to do.

Listing of Duties and Time Commitments for Moderators, Ward Clerk and Selectmen

Voting Locations Map

Use this Alphabetical Street List (PDF) as well as the GIS Voting Locations Map to find the ward you live in. Use the "keyword" search feature of Adobe Reader to find your street name quickly. For a list of the ward's polling locations, go to Polling Locations and Wards.

Municipal Campaign Receipt & Expenditure Reports

Incumbent Filings: June 1 & December 1

Campaign Finance Ordinance

Access campaign finance reports for the 2015 and recent city elections.

Additional Voter & Election Information

Time Computation: "Whenever the election laws refer to a period or limit of time, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays shall be included (except when specifically stated to the contrary)...However, when the last day for performing any act under the election laws is a Saturday, Sunday or official state holiday, the action required shall be deemed to be duly performed if it is performed on the following business day" (RSA 652:18.II).
The conservation of the City's oldest voter checklists was made possible through funds received from the sale of the New Hampshire Moose Conservation License Plate and administered by the New Hampshire State Library, a Division of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources. The original manuscripts are maintained by the Nashua City Clerk. Microfilm and digitized copies of these checklists have been provided to the Nashua Public Library, New Hampshire State Library, and New Hampshire Division of Archives and Records Management. These checklists pre-date the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution (1920) which gave women the right to vote, nationally, and the 1915 City Charter provision which gave women the right to vote in elections for the Board of Education.

Voter Information Lookup - Office of the Secretary of State

Utilize/locate Absentee Ballot Search, Party Information, Polling Place Search, Clerk Information Search, State List of Clerks and Polling Places by visiting the State of New Hampshire Voter Information Look-Up Tool. This information is refreshed nightly.