The Clerks office is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday. They can be reached by phone at 603-352-0133.
The Municipal Primary Election was held October 8, 2019. Please click here to view election results.
The Municipal General Election will be November 5, 2019. Polls are open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. If you would like to review candidate declarations and any background they may have provided, please click here. Names of candidates receiving enough votes in the Primary to have their name carry forward to the General Election can be found by reviewing the election results above. If you still have questions after viewing our online information, please contact us for further details.
Sample ballots for the General Election will be posted as soon as they are available.
The City Clerk’s Office accepts voter registrations from Keene residents Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM up to 7 to 10 days before an election. To register you must be able to prove identity, age, residency and citizenship. A New Hampshire Driver’s License with your current Keene address will provide proof of identity, age and residency. An affidavit is available to prove citizenship. Any questions regarding needed documentation can be directed to the City Clerk’s Office.
If you are unable to stop by during open registration, there are other registration opportunities such as voter drives, at a Checklist Supervisor’s session or on election day at the polls. Please contact us with any questions.
Looking for more information about voting in the State of New Hampshire? Go to the State of New Hampshire Secretary of State's website for further details.
Where Do I Vote?
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.
Where do I Vote?
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: Monadnock Covenant Church
90 Base Hill Road
*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
Requesting an Absentee Ballot
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.
Returning your Ballot
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 designated delivery agent*. If a ballot is returned by a delivery agent, 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.
*AUTHORIZED DELIVERY AGENTS:
- The voter's spouse, parent, sibling, child, grandchild, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son in-law, daughter-in-law, stepparent, stepchild; or
- The nursing home administrator, licensed pursuant to RSA 151-A:2, or a nursing home staff member designated in writing by the administrator to deliver ballots; or
- The residential care facility administrator, or a residential care facility staff member designated in writing by the administrator to deliver ballots,; or
- **The person assisting a blind voter or a voter with a disability who has signed a statement on the affidavit envelope acknowledging the assistance. **Cannot deliver more than 4 absentee ballots.
All delivery agents will be required to complete an Absentee Ballot Return Form and present photo identification. Any person who votes or attempts to vote using an absentee ballot who is not entitled to vote by absentee ballot shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. RSA 657:24