2024 Presidential Primary

The 2024 Presidential Primary in New Hampshire will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

There will be two separate ballots in the primary election: One for registered Republicans and one for registered Democrats. Voters who are undeclared, and 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 before leaving the polls or by visiting the City Clerk's office and filling out a change of affiliation form after the primary. The deadline to change party affiliation before the presidential primary election was Oct. 6, 2023. 

Absentee Ballots

Applications for absentee ballots are now available for the Jan. 23, 2024 Presidential Primary. 

New Hampshire voters may vote by absentee ballot for specific reasons. The reasons for absentee ballots include: being absent from the voter’s city or town, a religious observance, disability or illness, and employment commitments (including caregiving) during the entire time the polls are open. Absentee ballots may also be available when a weather emergency impacts an election.

If you qualify to vote absentee, complete an absentee ballot application form (listed below) in pen or number 2 pencil only and return it to the Dover City Clerk's office, located in the Customer Service Center of City Hall, 288 Central Ave. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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

2024 Primary Absentee Ballot Application


The New Hampshire Secretary of State's Election Division has additional information about the elections in state. Find it at https://www.sos.nh.gov/elections.