Elections and Voting
Volunteer Opportunities at the Polls:
With record voter turnout anticipated at the upcoming Presidential Election on November 8, 2016, The City of Keene is currently seeking volunteers to work at the polls on election day. You do not need to be available for the entire day, just a few hours of your time will provide vital support to the process. Think you might be interested in assisting? Please click here to learn more.
Information About Voter Registration:
|How do I register to vote?||What documentation do I need for Voter Registration?|
|Where and when do I Register to Vote?|
Information About Wards and Voting Domicile:
|What Ward do I live in?||Where do I Vote?|
Information About Absentee Voting:
|Absentee Voting||Requesting an Absentee Ballot|
|Returning your Ballot||Check the Status of Your Absentee Ballot Request|
Information About Past/Future Elections:
The State Primary Election was held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The State General/Presidential will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
The State Primary Election was held on September 13, 2016. Please click here to see election results for Keene from the September 13, 2016 State Primary Election. For State and Federal elecitons, Statewide results will be posted on the Secretary of State website.
Sample Ballots for the State Primary Election:
Appear in the City Clerk's Office or before a Checklist Supervisor
Present documentation to prove your identity, age and residency in Keene
Sign a completed Voter Registration Form
To Prove Identity:
Any photo identification card
To Prove Age:
*In lieu of the documents listed, identity and age may be proven via the signing of a qualified voter affidavit. The City Clerk can provide you with this form.
*To Prove Citizenship:
*In lieu of the documents listed, citizenship may be proven via the signing of a qualified voter affidavit. The City Clerk can provide you with this form.
*To Prove Residency:
Driver's License with Keene address
Checking account with Keene address
Personal letter mailed to a Keene address
*In lieu of the documents listed, domicile may be proven via the signing of an affidavit of domicile. The City Clerk can provide you with this form.
At the City Clerk's Office:
Register any weekday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm up to 10 days before an election
At a session of the Checklist Supervisors:
Days, hours and places are posted 7 days prior to the Checklist Supervisors' session
At your Polling Place:
During the regular voting hours on an election day
The City of Keene is broken into five seperate Wards. To view what streets are assigned to each Ward, click on the link below: City of Keene Street Index
Please click here to view a City Ward Map.
Ward 1: Michael E.J. Blastos Community Room
400 Marlboro Street
(adjacent to Keene Police Department)
Ward 2: Keene Parks & Rec. Dept.
312 Washington Street
Ward 3: Keene Middle School
167 Maple Avenue
Ward 4: Symonds School
79 Park Avenue
Ward 5: Crossway Church (For State Primary - September 13, 2016)
28 Arch Street
Keene High School (For State General Election - November 8, 2016)
43 Arch Street
*Polls are open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Please click here to view a map of the polling locations in Keene.
Please click on the applicable link below to download an absentee ballot request form which can be printed and mailed to your City or Town Clerk to request a ballot:
Federal Postcard Application for an Absentee Ballot
(For Uniformed Service Members, their families, and citizens residing outside the U.S.)
Please click here to view Guidelines for eligibility to vote Absentee
An Official Absentee Ballot request form may be obtained by either calling or appearing in person at your city or town clerk's office. Once the Absentee Ballots have been received by the Clerk a voter appearing in person shall be given their Ballot in hand, all other requests shall be fulfilled by mailing the Ballot to the voter.
As an alternative to completing the request form the voter may write a letter of request for an Absentee Ballot and submit by mail or via fax to the city or town clerk's office.
If you are a Keene voter, mail your request to:
3 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
Or fax it to the following number: (603) 283-5653
PLEASE NOTE: If you are requesting an Absentee Ballot for a partisan election, please be sure to indicate whether you want a Republican or Democratic Ballot. Please contact your city or town clerk to confirm your party affiliation.
Make your vote count! Carefully follow the instructions enclosed with your Ballot. After marking your Ballot place it in the small envelope and seal said envelope, then sign the affidavit which fits your particular situation. After you have signed the proper affidavit with your full name, place the envelope containing the ballot into the mailing envelope. Affix the proper postage and mail the envelope, or personally deliver it to the city or town clerk so that it is received before 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election. Ballots may only be hand delivered to the city clerk's office by the voter, or the voter's spouse, parent, sibling or child. If a ballot is returned by a family member, they will be asked to show photo identification and sign an Absentee Ballot Return Form as required by state law (RSA 657:17).
PLEASE NOTE: Absentee ballots delivered by mail shall be accepted by the town or city clerk up to 5:00 p.m. election day.