With the Presidential Election just around the corner, it’s time to weigh not only candidates in the national arena, but also those running for state office.
The stakes couldn’t be higher as the men and women you elect to serve in Concord will directly impact funding for your children’s education, as well as funding for vital community programs.
Our state and local officials have just as much, if not more impact on our daily lives than those we send to Congress in Washington.
Manchester voters in all 12 wards will choose from a bevy of candidates running in the 2012 State Election on Nov. 6.
Click on your ward to view a sample ballot detailing candidates for State Senator and State Representative of your district: Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 6, Ward 7, Ward 8, Ward 9, Ward 10, Ward 11, or Ward 12. Visit the City Clerk online to find out which ward you live in and where your ward’s designated polling place is located.
Candidates for Executive Councilor are Robert Burns-R, Kenneth E. Blevens-L, and Christopher Pappas-D.
*Read ‘Manchester Choice 2012, Executive Councilor’ for candidate profiles.
Also on the ballot are candidates for Sheriff, Bill Barry-D and James A. Hardy-R.; County Attorney, Patricia M. LaFrance-D and Dennis Hogan-R.; County Treasurer, Shannon Bernier-D and David G. Fredette-R.; Register of the Deeds, Louise Wright-D and Pamela D. Coughlin-R; Register of Probate, Graham V. Smith-D and Joseph Kelly Levasseur-R.; and County Commissioner, Max Darbouze-D and Toni Pappas-R.
Manchester is also holding a special non-partisan Municipal Election in Wards 1-10 and Ward 12 for Charter Commission. A total of 62 candidates are on the special ballot.
Constitutional Amendment questions include CACR 13, prohibiting new personal income taxes; CACR 26, which empowers the State Legislature to amend Supreme Court rulings; and a question pursuant to Part II, Article 100 of the New Hampshire State Constitution, which asks voters to authorize or deny holding a convention to amend or revise the constitution.
In New Hampshire, voters may register on Election Day.
In accordance with the state’s Voter ID Law, all voters will be required to provide a valid photo ID before receiving a ballot. For a list of acceptable forms of ID, refer to the state’s Voter ID Law explanatory document.
Voters who do not have photo ID will be permitted to vote after executing a ‘challenged voter affidavit,’ which entails signing a sworn statement verifying their residency in New Hampshire.
For any further questions or concerns about voting on Nov. 6, visit the Manchester City Clerk online, or contact the City Clerk’s Office by phone at 624-6455.
The polls in Manchester will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.