Vote by Absentee Ballot
INFORMATION FOR COVID-19 ABSENTEE VOTING:
Most of the new COVID-19 related rules expired on December 31st, 2020. The absentee ballot request does not have the COVID-19 option anymore. You have to pick the Disability reason in section II if you are requesting an absentee ballot because of Covid-19.
Last date to request an absentee ballot is 5:00 P.M. the day prior to an election.
You cannot request an absentee ballot on election day. Absentee ballots have to be received by 5:00 P.M. election day if it is mailed. A ballot can be dropped off by a family member with an ID by 5:00 P.M. on election day.
- May a voter still use concern for COVID-19 as a reason to request an absentee ballot and/or absentee registration?
Answer: Yes. You have to pick disability for the reason on the request form and sign the disability section on the affidavit envelopeAbsentee Ballot Application
PLEASE NOTE... Use the forms linked below for both the TOWN ELECTION AND STATE ELECTION (PRIMARY AND GENERAL).
YOU WILL NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH ELECTION.
As always, please do not hesitate to call the office at 603-223-3980 7:30 to 4:00 Monday through Friday if you require additional assistance.
State Primary Election is September 13, 2022
State Special Election is November 8, 2022
Absentee Ballot Request Form for STATE ELECTIONS (GENERAL & PRIMARY)
Please note, for each voting day that you will be away, you must request an Application for Absentee Ballot from the Bow Town Clerk's office. The Application is different for each election or voting day, such as Town and School elections, State Elections, State Primary's, etc. The ballot will be mailed to you at the mailing address on your request form, once we receive the ballots.
Ballots must be returned by 5:00 pm the day prior to an election if delivered in hand and by 5:00 pm the day of the election if delivered by mail, or hand delivered by someone other than the voter. 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.
If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk's office for clarifications.
TRACK YOUR BALLOT AT: http://app.sos.nh.gov
Town Clerk's Office
10 Grandview Road
Bow, NH 03304
Overseas Citizens & 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