Elections & Voting

Click here for an Absentee Ballot Application for the State Primary or the State General Election

Click here for an Absentee Ballot Application for the City Election on 10/6/2020

Click here to read the Absentee Ballot Instructions

State Filing Period information: Filing Period - June 3 - 12, 2020 

Declarations of Candidacy - for any person filing as a democratic or republican party candidate for the State Primary Election.  All candidates must file a Declaration of Candidacy, a Statement of Financial Interests (RSA 15-A) and pay the administrative assessment fee OR file the required number of primary petitions as indicated below - RSA 655:19-c. 

File with City Clerk's Office: Please Call the Clerk's Office to make an appointment 603-934-3109
State Representative | $2 or 5 primary petitions
Delegate to the Republican State Convention | no fee and no petitions 

Please click: http://sos.nh.gov/nhsos_content.aspx?id=8589998388 for the filing forms

Voter Registration

You may register to vote at the City Clerk’s Office by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 5:00 pm.  Registration must be done at least 7-10 days prior to any election to be listed on the checklist. Please call 603-934-3109 to make your appointment.

You may also register to vote with the Supervisors of the Checklist at a session prior to an election.  Supervisors will hold sessions prior to any election or filing period. You may register to vote at any of these sessions.  Supervisor sessions are advertised on our website, as well as at City Hall. If you cannot attend a session you may register to vote at the polls on Election Day. The last Supervisor of the Checklist session was on Tuesday June 2, 2020 from 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM. The session was held at the window on the right of the front doors at Franklin City Hall.

Please bring a valid government issued photo ID, birth certificate or naturalization papers, when registering to vote.  You must also provide documentation showing that you have a domicile at the address provided on the voter registration form.

Do you know what your party affiliation is?

The LAST day to change your party affiliation prior to the NH State Primary on September 8, 2020 was Tuesday June 2, 2020

Please view the Franklin Voter Checklist posted in the lobby at City Hall or Visit the State’s Website:https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/PartyInfo.aspx 

To Change your party affiliation:

Please come to the City Clerk’s Office any time during our normal business hours, there is a small form to fill out and please bring your Photo ID. 

Please visit the NH Election Division website for more information.

Filing for Office

Municipal Elections within the City of Franklin are held on the 1st Tuesday of October in each year.  Filings will be taken at the City Clerk's Office during the filing period August 19, 2020 - August 28, 2020 from 8:15 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Candidates must be registered to vote in the City of Franklin. The Supervisor's of the Checklist will hold a session on August 18, 2020 to approve all pending registrations prior to the filing period. The filing fee for a Municipal Office is $3.00 per candidate.  Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (603) 934-3109 with any questions.

The City Election is on Tuesday October 6, 2020 and the polls will be open from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Voting Locations & Polling Hours

The City of Franklin assigns residents a polling location, based on their street address.  If you are unsure which Ward you should be voting in you can view this Alphabetic Street Listing with Ward number here or you can also view the Streets by Ward here but you will need to scroll through to find your street in the correct ward.  You can view the Ward Map here.

Polling Hours:

All polling locations within the City of Franklin open at 8:00 am and close at 7:00 pm for all elections.

Voting Locations:

Ward 1: The Franklin Elks, 125 South Main Street

Ward 2: NEW LOCATION **Bessie Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive**

Ward 3: Franklin Middle School, 200 Sanborn Street

Election Results

2020 Presidential Primary Election Results:

Results- All Wards