November 2, 2021 Municipal General Election
Issuance of Petitions: Petitions for the November 2, 2021 Municipal General Election may be downloaded and printed utilizing the links below. Copies will also be available in the City Clerk's Office beginning on Monday, June 7, 2021. Please note the Clerk's Office has temporarily relocated to the auditorium on the third floor of city hall.
August 24, 2021 - September 3, 2021 is the filing period for candidates for Board of Aldermen, Board of Education, Board of Public Works, Fire Commission, Moderators, Ward Clerks and Selectmen. Drawings for positions on the ballot will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers.
A list of the names and addresses of those candidates who have filed for office will be available online beginning August 24, 2021. Candidates in a "petitions verified" status have met the requirements necessary to have their names on the ballots. Candidates in a "pending" status denotes that petitions have been received and are in the process of being verified by the City Clerk.
Related Documents & Resources
- Candidate Acceptance Petition (PDF)
- Instructions for Completing Nomination Papers (PDF)
- List of Municipal Offices that will appear on the General Election Ballot and Terms of Office (PDF)
- Nomination Petition Form for General Election (PDF)
- November 2, 2021 Municipal General Election Final List of Candidates will be available online upon completion of the verification process.
New Voter Registration
The City Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce that the office will be open for all transactions beginning June 7, 2021 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Online appointment scheduling is also available for new voter registration and name, address, and party affiliation changes. If you need assistance, please contact us at (603) 589-3010 option 5.
Verification of Checklist
Pursuant to RSA 654:39, every ten years the Board of Registrars is required to verify the checklist. Any registered voter who has not voted in the past four years (since April 1, 2017) must re-register to vote to remain on the checklist. The Board of Registrars is notifying these voters by sending letters to the address the voter provided at the time of registration.
Municipal Campaign Receipt & Expenditure Reports
Listed below are the reports for campaign receipts and expenditures for the first and second reporting. Forms are also available in the City Clerk’s Office. Candidates can either mail, fax to 603-589-3029 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org their completed reports.
City ordinances require that "any officeholder" shall inform the City Clerk of any position as a board trustee or like that he or she is involved in on June 1st of each calendar year (NRO 5-98.c.5). In addition, holders of the offices of Mayor, Alderman at Large, Ward Alderman, Board of Education, Fire Commissioner, and Public Works Commission shall file a statement semiannually "showing any income...received from testimonials, gifts, honorariums, donations, or any other source, when the receipt of such income is attributable to the office held by the official. This report shall not include campaign contributions, income received by the official in his regular course of employment or business or salary, mileage, or expense payments made to the official by the City for performance of official duties for the calendar year." For testimonials, each elected official shall disclose the total amount of income received, the expenses of holding the testimonial, and the testimonial net income raised after paying those expenses (NRO 23-22 through 23-24).
- Report of Gifts & Honorariums (NRO 23-22 through 23-23)
- Report of Testimonial Expenditures & Receipts (NRO 23-22 through 23-24)
- Report of Campaign Receipts and Expenditures. (NRO 23-18.1) or Second Report of Campaign Receipts and Expenditures (NRO 23-18) if an incumbent sought re-election.
If the information requested in the body of the report form does not apply, denote: “$0,” “Not Applicable,” or “N/A.”
Campaign Finance Ordinance
Access city election campaign finance reports from 2005 to present
Additional Voter & Election Information
- Election Results
- Learn More About Your Right to Vote!
- Nashua Political Sign and Campaign Information
- City of Nashua Voter Checklists (1885 - 1893) (PDF)
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
If you want to track your absentee ballot, check your party affiliation, check your polling place, you can visit the State of New Hampshire Voter Information Look-Up Tool. This information is refreshed nightly.