Election News and Information
Dates to Remember
General Election Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
All voting will take place at the Bow Community Center, 3 Bow Center Road, Bow, NH
Voter Registration Information
Last day to Register to Vote at the Town Clerks office before the General Election is October 28, 2020 by 9:30 AM. You can always register to vote on Election day at the polls.
Any Bow resident who is at least 18 years old, or who will be 18 on or before the next election day, may register to vote in person at the Town Clerk's Office at 10 Grandview road.
You must bring a photo ID and if you do not have proof of residency and/or citizenship you can sign either a Domicile Affidavit or Qualified Voter Affidavit.
Please call the Town Clerk's Office if you have any questions on the type of documentation required at 603-223-3980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voter Registration by Absentee (by Mail)
Due to Covid-19 you may request absentee voter registration forms and instructions from your clerk while requesting an absentee ballot. They will be mailed to you.
Supervisors of the Checklist must review and approve your application. Supervisors are meeting on October 28, 2020 between 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM. You are registered to vote when the supervisors approve the application.
If you are a college student away from home, who is not registered to vote, contact the Town Clerk's Office for an Absentee Voter's Registration Packet. You can call the office at 603-223-3980 or email email@example.com.
Voting by Absentee Ballot
Absentee Ballots have come in.
Absentee ballots can be picked up from the Town clerk’s office up until the day before the election. Over 1200 ballots were mailed out on September 28, 2020, for all the requests we had on file. Call our office if you have not received your ballot.
Request your absentee ballot from your Town as early as possible. Absentee ballot request forms can also be found on the Town of Bow website on the Elections page or use the link here http://bownh.gov/747/Vote-by-Absentee-Ballot
or at the NH Secretary of State website at http://sos.nh.gov/
New rules allow any NH voter with COVID-19 concerns to request an absentee ballot for the 2020 elections. Concern for Covid-19 is one of the reasons on the form. On the ballot return affidavit envelope sign under Physical Disability section.Only one postage stamp required to return the absentee ballot.
Ballots can be returned by 5:00 p.m. on Election day at the polls by the voter with an ID at the designated drop off, or has to reach us by mail by 5:00 p.m. on election day. A family member can bring the ballot in on election day with an ID, and fill out the delivery agent form.
It is the voter's responsibility to have the ballot back to the Bow Town Clerk's office in time for your vote to be counted. To increase the likelihood the absentee ballot arrives on time and to assist with an expected high volume of absentee ballots, we recommend mailing it at least two weeks before the election.
After 5 days, check the voter information lookup, absentee ballot link, to see if your clerk has received the request and mailed the ballot.
Overseas Citizens and Armed Forces Registration
Generally, all U.S. citizens 18 years or older who are or will be residing outside the United States during an election period are eligible to vote absentee in any election for Federal office. In addition, all members of the Uniformed Services, their family members, and members of the Merchant Marine and their family members, who are U.S. citizens, may vote absentee in Federal, state and local elections.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program's website
is a good source of information for citizens covered by this program. For an armed service voter, "legal voting residence" can be the state or territory where you last resided prior to entering military service or the state or territory that you have since claimed as your legal residence.
For overseas citizens, "legal state of residence" for voting purposes is the state or territory where you last resided immediately prior to your departure from the United States.
For more specifics on determining voting residency please consult the Voting Assistance Guide Covid-19 related voting instructions from the Secretary of State athttp://bownh.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4824/COVID-RELATED-VOTING-INSTRUCTIONS
If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk's office 223-3980 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget to review the Election protocols
that have been put in place for the upcoming elections. If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk's Office 603-223-3980.