2022 Primary Election

Supervisors of the Checklist in session on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022

The Supervisors of the Checklist will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., at the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 288 Central Ave.

During this session, supervisors will register new voters, make changes of address and names, and other necessary corrections to the checklist. Voters cannot change party affiliation during this session. The deadline to change party affiliation before the Sept. 13, 2022 primary election was May 31, 2022. 

For more information, contact the City Clerk's office at 603-516-6018.

State Primary Election is Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022

The state primary election will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

There are two separate ballots in a primary election: One for registered Republicans, and one for registered Democrats.

Voters who are undeclared, and who wish to vote, can declare a party on the day of the primary and will receive that party's ballot. Voters can change party status back to undeclared by signing a form at the polls, following the vote. 

Sample ballots

Below are links to the sample State Primary Election ballots for the Republican and Democrat parties. 

Application for State Election Absentee Ballot

Per state law, Any person who will be absent on the day of any state election from the city, town, or unincorporated place in which he or she is registered to vote or who cannot appear in public on any election day because of his or her observance of a religious commitment or who is unable to vote there in person by reason of physical disability may vote via absentee ballot. A person who is unable to appear at any time during polling hours at his or her polling place because of an employment obligation may vote via absentee ballot, including care of children and infirm adults, with or without compensation.

To receive an absentee ballot, complete the above 2022 Absentee Ballot Application and deliver it to the City Clerk's Office by mail, fax or hand delivery. 

City of Dover City Clerk's Office
288 Central Ave.
Dover, NH 03820
Phone 603-516-6008
Fax: 603-516-6666

Absentee Ballot Status

Visit the Secretary of State's website to track an absentee ballot application status at https://www.sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/absentee-ballots/absentee-ballot-status.

Deadline to change party affiliation was May 31, 2022

The last day a registered voter could change their party affiliation before the 2022 State Primary Election was May 31, 2022. Per state law, voters may not change their party affiliation 90 days before a primary.

Voters domiciled in Dover may change their party affiliation at the City Clerk's Office, or at any scheduled meeting of the supervisors of the checklist except for during the period of time between the first day of the filing period for the primary election and the date of the primary election itself. 

Check party affiliation status

Voters who have provided their date of birth on a voter registration form may go to the Secretary of State’s Registered Voter web link to check their political party affiliation status. The person must enter their first name, last name, town or city, date of birth, and complete the security entry. If the name, town or city, and date of birth are the same as what was provided in their voter registration form, their name, voter ID, and party affiliation, if any, will be displayed.

2022 City of Dover polling locations

Dover has the following six polling places:Online Map - Wards

Ward 1 - Frances G. Hopkins Elementary School (formerly Horne Street Elementary School), 78 Horne St.
Ward 2 - Dover Ice Arena, 110 Portland Ave.
Ward 3 - Woodman Park Elementary School, 11 Towle Ave.
Ward 4 - Garrison School, 50 Garrison Road
Ward 5 - Dover Middle School, 16 Daley Drive
Ward 6 - Hellenic Center, 219 Long Hill Road

Please click on the image to the right for an interactive Ward Map with Polling Places.

Voters may only vote in the ward where they live. Please note: On Feb. 9, 2022, the City Council adopted new ward boundaries through an ordinance change to ensure near equal representation in Dover’s six political wards based on 2020 Census Data. This ward redistricting affected about 1,500 voting households in Dover, which the City Clerk mailed earlier this year notifying the voters of the ward changes. Voters in new wards will also vote at different polling locations than their previous ward. Residents may check which ward they live in utilizing the interactive Ward Map above.