Where do I register to Vote?
Individuals may register to vote at Town Hall on Main Street during regular office hours throughout the year (except 10 days prior to any election). There also may be special registration sessions conducted by the Supervisors of the Checklist on Saturday mornings and in the evening hours on certain dates just prior to an election. These dates will be posted on the Town bulletin boards and updated on our website. You may also register at the polls on Election Day.
What paperwork should I bring with me when registering to vote?
You should be prepared to present proof of citizenship, age and domicile.
Citizenship: A birth certificate, a passport, and naturalization papers if the applicant is a naturalized citizen, or any other reasonable documentation which indicates the applicant is a U.S. citizen. If none of these is available, an Affidavit of Citizenship may be completed.
Age: Any reasonable documentation indicating the applicant is 18 years of age or older.
Domicile: Any of the following documents can be submitted as presumptive evidence that the applicant meets the domicile requirement: NH driver's license with New Castle address, NH vehicle registration with a New Castle address, a lease or utility bill with current address. If these are not available, the applicant may complete an Affidavit of Domicile.
Where do I Vote?
The Town of New Castle has a single voting district. The designated polling place is:
New Castle Recreation Center
130 Wentworth Road
New Castle, NH 03854
Polls open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.
How do I obtain an absentee ballot?
In the State of New Hampshire, voting by absentee ballot is allowed for the following reasons:
Physical disability or impairment
Absence from Town or City of residence on the day of election
An Official Absentee Ballot Request form may be obtained by calling or appearing in person in Town Hall. It is imperative that this form be signed in order for a voter’s absentee ballot to be counted, as this signature is compared to the signature on the affidavit envelope into which the voter puts their cast ballot.
As an alternative to completing this form, the voter may write a letter for request for an Absentee Ballot and submit by mail, fax, or scanned to a .pdf file and e-mailed to the Town Clerk’s office. This letter must include the voter’s full name, residential address, mailing address where the ballot should be sent, the election date, and the voter’s signature.
How do I cast my absentee ballot?
Make your vote count! Be sure to carefully follow the instructions enclosed with your ballot. After marking your ballot, place it in the smaller envelope, seal this envelope, and sign the affidavit that fits your particular circumstances. After you have signed the proper affidavit with your full name, place the envelope containing the ballot into the mailing envelope, affix proper postage and mail with adequate time so that it is delivered by post no later than 5:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots may only be hand delivered to the Town Clerk’s Office by the voter him/herself and must be received in person no later than 5:00 p.m. the day before the election.
Who do I contact to see about working at the Polls on Election Day?
Our elections are fueled by volunteer ballot clerks, and we are always looking for new recruits to help with ballot counting. Please e-mail the Town Clerk’s Office to be added to the list. Thank you for your interest.