Windham High School-64 London Bridge Road, Windham NH.
Please note: We do not have any wards at this time.
Last Day to accept Citizen Petitions for the Town Ballot only- January 9, 2024
Last day to register to vote prior to the Presidential Primary- January 17, 2024
Presidential Primary - January 23, 2024
Filing Period for Local Town Election - January 24-February 2, 2024
Deliberative Session- First Session - February 3, 2024, at 9:00 Windham High School Auditorium
Local Town Election - March 12, 2024
Filing Period for NH State Primary - June 5-14, 2024
State Primary Election - September 10, 2024
General Election - November 5, 2024
Elected Positions up for 2024 Local Election:
Board of Selectmen- 2 positions for 3 years
Moderator- 1 position for 2 years
Town Clerk- 1 position for 3 years
Planning Board- 2 positions for 3 years
Zoning Board- 2 positions for 3 years
Library Trustees- 2 positions for 3 years
Cemetery Trustees- 1 position for 3 years
Trustee of the Trust Fund- 1 position for 3 years
Supervisor of the Checklist- 1 position for 6 years
Party Change Information
To check what party affiliation, you are currently registered in, please go to: Voter Information (nh.gov)
Secretary Scanlon announced on September 13, 2023, that the filing period for the upcoming Presidential Primary will begin at the State House on October 11, 2023, and end on October 27, 2023. For more information, please go to: Elections | New Hampshire Secretary of State (nh.gov)
If you are a registered voter, the last opportunity to change your party affiliation prior to the Presidential Primary, was October 6th, 2023.
Registering to Vote
You may register to vote any time during regular business hours at the Town Clerk’s office. You may also register to vote at any scheduled supervisor of the checklist meeting, and NH also has same day voter registration.
To be eligible to register and vote in New Hampshire a person must be:
- 18 years of age or older on the day of the next election
- A United States Citizen; and
- Domiciled in the town or ward where you seek to vote.
To register, you will need to provide documents that prove your identity, age, and citizenship.
- A driver’s license or non-driver ID from any state satisfies proof of identity and age.
- A birth certificate, U.S. Passport/Pass card, and naturalization documents satisfies citizenship.
If you do not have these, you can prove your identity, age, and/or citizenship, by signing a Qualified Voter Affidavit, under oath, in front of an election official.
You will also need to provide documentation to prove that you are domiciled in the place where you intend to vote. There are many types of documents that will satisfy this requirement. A few examples are listed below:
- A New Hampshire driver’s license or non-driver ID showing your current address.
- A rental agreement, lease, or similar document that shows your name and the address of your domicile. The document must show that you are domiciled at the address on Election Day.
- A document showing that you own the place you are domiciled at, such as a deed, property tax bill, or other similar document that has your name and address.
- A New Hampshire motor vehicle registration reflecting the domicile.
- A voter photo ID issued by the NH Division of Motor Vehicles at no cost to you. To obtain a photo ID card, that can only be used for voting purposes, ask your town or city clerk or the Secretary of State’s office for a voucher and present it to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Information on the documents you will need to present to the DMV is available here: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/forms/documents/identification-residency-uscitizen-non-compliant.pdf
- Any state or federal tax form, other government form, or government issued identification that shows your name and your domicile address.
- A public utility bill, such as such as an electric, telephone, water, gas, or other utility bill, with your name and address on it.
- A note from the person who owns, leases, rents, or manages/supervises the property where you are domiciled, confirming that you live there, which could include a family member or roommate. Any document containing the information is sufficient provided that in includes the statement that “providing false information is a violation of New Hampshire law under penalty of voting fraud.”
- You may also use any other document that shows some action you have taken to carry out your intent to make the place you claim your voting domicile.
If you do not have any of these, you can also sign a domicile affidavit under oath, in front of an election official.
For more information regarding Registering to Vote in NH, please visit here.
Please note: The supervisors of the checklist meet prior to all Elections for new voters, change of party, etc. Their hours are posted in the local paper, Town Hall, and on the town website. Same Day Voter Registration can also be completed at the polls on the day of the election. To see more information about the supervisors of the checklist, please visit: Supervisors of the Checklist | Windham, NH (windhamnh.gov). To find out when and where their meetings will be held, please visit their webpage.
Changing your address
It is required that if you move within Town, that you must change your address on the voter checklist. You may come into the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours to do so. You will be required to fill out a form and prove domicile at the new location. You may also change your address at any scheduled supervisor of the checklist meeting.
Change of name
If a voter’s name has changed, due to marriage, divorce or a legal name change, this change must be done in person at our office. Please bring with you the proof of the name change, i.e. certified marriage certificate, certified court order. You may also change your name at any scheduled supervisor of the checklist meeting.
State Appointed Election Monitor's Report for Windham
Citizen's Petitions for the Annual Town Election
A citizen petition is a way for a resident to put something on the Town Meeting Warrant if it is not addressed through the budget, i.e., paving roads, installing streetlights, etc. Citizen petitions require 25 signatures of registered Windham voters per RSA 39:3. Petitions are due on the second (2nd) Tuesday in January in accordance with RSA 40:13. The RSA also states that the Selectmen shall insert the petitioned article with only such minor textual changes as may be required. All names will be reviewed by the Town Clerk to verify that signers are registered voters. We cannot write the petition for you, and it is your responsibility to determine the costs, if any, associated with your petition.
Petitioned articles must be submitted to the Board of Selectmen/Town Clerk's Department prior to the deadline to be considered for the Annual Town Election.
To look at a sample layout, please view here.
For information regarding Zoning Citizen's Petitions, please contact Community Development Department. Please note that Zoning Citizen's Petitions are due in December.
Military and Overseas Voters
For detailed information, and frequently asked questions go to: Request Absentee Ballot | New Hampshire Secretary of State (nh.gov)
Absentee Voter Registration
If you meet the state’s requirements and qualifications and are unable to register in person because of disability, religious beliefs, military service, or because of temporary absence, you may register by mail, when an Election is approaching. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an absentee voter registration packet to be mailed to you. This packet includes an affidavit, voter registration form, and other important documents that you must read and complete in its entirety. The absentee voter registration affidavit must be witnessed by another individual, and the absentee ballot request must be completed in full and mailed back to the office, along with any supporting documents and completed ballot (if applicable).