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2024 ELECTIONS LISTED BELOW – Polls in Strafford are open 8 AM – 7 PM
Please do not park at the Post Office for voting. Thank you.

Presidential Primary (1/23/24) RESULTS

Strafford Town & School ElectionTuesday, March 12, 2024 – Town Hall
Sample Ballots

*3/2/24 Last day for voter registration
*You may register to vote on Election Day

Absentee Request Form
*3/11 3pm – 5pm Town Clerk Open for Absentee Request & Returns
*Absentee Processing Begins 10am Election Day
*Absentee Ballots must be returned by 5pm Election Day

Strafford Annual School Meeting – Saturday, March 9, 2024 – 9:00AM – Strafford School
2024 School District Meeting Warrant
2024 School District Proposed Budget
Strafford Annual Town Meeting
– Saturday, March 16, 2024 – 8:30 AM – Strafford School 
2024 Town Meeting Warrant
2024 Town Proposed Budget
* You must be a registered voter to vote at these Meetings 
*3/2/24 11am-11:30am last opportunity to register to vote before Election Day 3/12.

NH State Primary – Tuesday, September 10, 2024 – Town Hall
* Candidacy Filing Period June 5-14, 2024
Absentee Request Form

General Election – Tuesday, November 5, 2024 – Strafford School 
Absentee Request Form

Current Information on NH Elections from the NH Secretary of State’s Office is posted on their Website
Elections | New Hampshire Secretary of State (nh.gov)
Registering To Vote in NH – Information Sheet (Updated 11/28/23)
NH Pocket Voter Guide

New Voter Registration:

  • You can register to vote or change voter information with the Town Clerk during regular business hours.
  • If you are registering as a new voter a photo ID, proof of citizenship, age and domicile in Strafford needs to be provided. See “Registering To Vote in NH” above for more information on these requirements.
  • You can check your voter status with SOS NHCHECK VOTER STATUS HERE

Voting by Absentee:

  • New Hampshire voters may vote by absentee ballot for specific reasons. The reasons 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.
  • Town Clerk’s Office is open until 5PM the day before Elections for Absentee Ballot request.
  • Absentee Ballot Processing begins 10AM Election Day.
  • Absentee Ballots must be returned by 5PM Election Day.
  • 2024 State & Federal Elections – Absentee Request Form 
  • 2024 Local Elections – Absentee Request Form

FPCA – Military or Overseas Citizen Registration:

  • If you are a member of the military, you can obtain a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) from your commanding officer or online – HERE
  • Uniformed & Overseas Voter Information – HERE

Public Notice
The Supervisors of the Checklist will be sitting at the Town Office on Saturday, March 2, 11:00-11:30am to register new voters and for corrections to the checklist. The town clerk will also accept registrations during her normal office hours. Saturday, March 2, 2024, will be the last day to register to be able to vote at the school district meeting to be held at the Strafford School on Saturday, March 9, 9:00am. Voter registration will be accepted at town election day, Tuesday, March 12, 2024, Strafford town hall. Tuesday, March 12, 2024, will be the last day to register to be able to vote at the town meeting, March 16, 8:30am, Strafford School. Proof of identity, domicile, age and citizenship need to be provided. RSA 654:7; RSA 654:12; RSA 669:5

Verification of Voter Checklist
In accordance with NH RSA 654:39, every ten years the supervisors of the checklist in each city and town in the State of New Hampshire are required to conduct a verification of the voter checklist. Any person on the checklist who has not voted in the past four years must re-register to remain on the checklist. The Supervisors mailed notice letters in May of 2021 to these voters at the address the voter provided when registering. If you received a letter and wish to remain on the voter checklist, you will need to re-register to vote.

Election Laws

Elected Election Officials
Moderator – Ralph Wegner
Supervisors of the Checklist – Carol Cooper, Martha English, Judy Dupre
Town Clerk – Terri Marsh
*with appointed Deputy – Elizabeth Buehne
Contact these officials through the Town Clerk’s Office. 

A big THANK YOU to all our Election Volunteers who make it happen every year. A smooth election wouldn’t be possible without the effort and support of our community. 

If you are a registered voter in Strafford and interested in volunteering during an election, contact the Town Clerk’s Office.

If you still have questions or need assistance, contact the Strafford Town Clerk’s Office at:

  • Telephone: (603)664-2192 X102
  • Facsimile: (603)664-7276
  • Email: townclerk@strafford.nh.gov
  • Mail: Strafford Town Clerk, PO Box 169, Strafford, NH 03884
  • In Person: Strafford Town Hall, 12 Mountain View Drive (behind the Post Office)
  • Town Clerk’s Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 8:30am – 2:00pm and Tuesday/Thursday 1:30pm – 7:00pm

Thank you