You Can Vote Absentee Today If Your Town Under Storm Warning and You Hurry, But Check First

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At 2:21 p.m. the Secretary of State’s office pointed to the towns that have postponed their March 14 meetings so you will not be about to vote absentee there because of the storm unless you are unable to make the new date.

669:1 Election Dates. –
V. (a) If the National Weather Service issues a weather event warning applicable to a town on a date when an election is scheduled, which the moderator reasonably believes may cause the roads to be hazardous or unsafe, or if an accident, fire, natural disaster, or other emergency occurs that the moderator reasonably believes may render use of the election location unsafe on the date of the election, then the moderator may, after consulting with town officials, postpone the election. To the extent practical, prior to making a decision to postpone, the moderator shall consult with the governing body, the clerk, and as appropriate for the circumstances the police chief, the fire chief, the road agent, and the local emergency management director. The moderator shall document any decision to postpone the election and notify the secretary of state by phone or electronic mail of the postponement within 2 hours of the decision to postpone

In accordance with RSA 669:1 V, below is a list of Towns that have notified the Secretary of State of postponements.

Alton, Amherst, Andover,  Barrington, Bedford, Bennington,  Bradford, Brookline, Chester, Chesterfield, Conway, Deering Farmington, Gilford, Goffstown, Greenville, Harrisville, Hillsborough, Hudson, Jaffrey, Keene School District,  Lyndeborough, Marlborough, Milford, Milton, Mont Vernon, Nelson, New Boston, Nottingham,  Rindge,  Salisbury, Sullivan, Tamworth, Wakefield, Washington, Westmoreland,  Wilton,  Winchester, Windsor

This list will be updated as required.  

Secretary of State David Scanlan and Attorney General John Formella sent out a news release at 1:14 p.m. today, Monday, reminding people they can absentee vote today in a municipal election if their town is under a National Weather Service winter storm warning. They didn’t respond when asked why the email was sent out so late.

The Secretary of State and Attorney General’s Offices Remind Voters of Absentee Voting Provisions in Inclement Weather

Voters in a town under a National Weather Service winter storm warning may vote absentee in a municipal election.

If the town decides to postpone the meeting because of the Nor’Easter expected March 14, you won’t be able to vote absentee unless you can’t make it on the new date of of the meeting. Call your Town Clerk first.

CONCORD, NH (March 13, 2022): The New Hampshire Secretary of State’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office remind voters that under RSA 657:1, II, they may vote absentee in the March 14th municipal elections if they live in a town or city under a National Weather Service winter storm warning.

Any voter who chooses to vote absentee may obtain an absentee ballot from their local town clerk and physically return it to their town clerk by 5:00p.m. today (March 13) or through the mail by 5:00p.m. on Tuesday, March 14. Voters can find their local town clerk’s contact information using our Voter Information Lookup tool at

Voters should continue to monitor updates issued by the National Weather Service and their local election officials. The Secretary of State’s Office will publish and regularly update a list of towns that have postponed their municipal elections due to weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service online at

Further questions should be directed to your town clerk or the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at (603) 271-3242.

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