Absentee Ballots for the State Primary are available at the Sunapee Town Clerk’s Office.
Please note below the eligibility for absentee voting.
To see a sample of the State Primary ballots click HERE
ABSENTEE VOTING – RSA 657:1
Absence, Religious Observance, and Disability Absentee Voting. Any person who is 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 at such elections as provided in this chapter. A person who is unable to appear at any time during polling hours at his or her polling place because of an employment obligation shall be considered absent for purposes of this chapter. For the purposes of this section, the term “employment” shall include the care of children and infirm adults, with or without compensation.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS – Requests for
Request the absentee ballot application from the clerk or you may download the application; or, if you wish, you may submit a request in writing which should include all the information that is required on the application. Don’t forget your name, voting address, mailing address and your signature.
An application for an absentee ballot may be transmitted by facsimile to a town or city clerk.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS – Return of
Clerks may accept completed absentee ballots submitted in person by the voter until 5:00 p.m. the day before an election. A voter's absentee ballot may also be returned in person by the voter's parent, spouse, sibling or child to the town clerk. The person returning the absentee ballot shall complete a form and provide proper ID before the clerk will accept the ballot. Also, absentee ballots will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on election day if received through the mail or at the polls by the voter's parent, spouse, sibling or child.
NEVER leave a completed absentee ballot in a box, on a desk, or slipped through the clerk's window or door.
A marked absentee ballot may NOT be transmitted by facsimile to a town or city clerk.
You can track your absentee ballot HERE.
When registering to vote, you will not be required to register as a member of a political party (Republican, Democratic or Libertarian) …you may register as an undeclared voter. If you are registered as an undeclared voter and go to vote in a state primary election, you will be required to choose a party when accepting a ballot. Voters should be aware of their party status before a primary election. If you voted on a party ballot in the 2016 state primary election, you are now a registered member of that party unless you filled out a card or signed a list to return to undeclared status with the supervisors of the checklist.
If you are unsure of your party affiliation, you should contact your town or city clerk, as they have the records of party membership. The State of New Hampshire provides an on-line voter registration portal for registered voters to look up their current party affiliation. Click HERE to check your political party.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office
Telephone: 603-763-2449 Fax 603-763-4608