2019 Municipal Election

YOUR GUIDE TO THE 2019 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

The City of Dover Municipal Election was held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

Election Results

Election results are as follows:

CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARD

Candidates who filed for Mayor, City Council and School Board are as follows: 

Candidate Filings for Mayor

Candidate Filings for City Council

Candidate Filings for School Board

Sample Ballots

Sample ballots for the 2019 Municipal Election can be viewed below:

Candidates Forum

The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Dover Listens and the Dover High School Student Council, hosted a Candidates Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Candidates in uncontested races were invited to make on-camera statements before the forum. Participating candidates can be seen in the video below:

POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENSES

Below are the political contribution forms required to be filed with the City Clerk's Office.

EXPENSES AND CONTRIBUTIONS FOR MAYOR BY OCT. 21, 2019

EXPENSES AND CONTRIBUTIONS FOR CITY COUNCIL BY OCT. 21, 2019

EXPENSES AND CONTRIBUTIONS FOR SCHOOL BOARD BY OCT. 21, 2019

EXPENSES AND CONTRIBUTIONS FOR MAYOR BY NOV. 15, 2019

EXPENSES AND CONTRIBUTIONS FOR CITY COUNCIL BY NOV. 15, 2019

EXPENSES AND CONTRIBUTIONS FOR SCHOOL BOARD BY NOV. 15, 2019

Polling Places

Polls are open on Election Day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dover has the following six polling places:Online Map - Wards

Ward 1 - Horne Street Elementary School, 78 Horne Street
Ward 2 - Woodman Park Elementary School, 11 Towle Avenue
Ward 3 - St. Ann's Rehabilitation Center, 195 Dover Point Road
Ward 4 - Elks Lodge, 282 Durham Road
Ward 5 - St John's Methodist Church, 28 Cataract Avenue
Ward 6 - Riverside Rest Home, 276 County Farm Road

Please click on the image to the right for an interactive Ward Map with Polling Places.

Please note that you cannot change your party affiliation within 90 days before a primary. If you are registered as Undeclared, you will be declaring yourself as a member of the Republican or Democratic Party when voting. If you wish to return to undeclared you can sign the checklist on the way out of the polls, or come into the Clerk's office after the election.

HOW TO VOTE

If you are a resident of the City of Dover, who will be 18 years of age or older by Nov. 5, 2019, and are interested in registering to vote, the process is fairly simple.

Although nothing is required to register to vote, providing the following information when registering to vote will reduce the amount of paperwork required:

  • A photo ID (preferably a driver's license with your current Dover address as proof of residency. If your ID does not list your current address, you can also provide a utility bill, lease, mortgage, car registration, or cancelled check. If you do not have proof of residency, you will be asked to sign a Domicile Affidavit.)
  • Citizenship can be verified with a birth certificate or valid U.S. passport. If you are a naturalized citizen, you will be required to provide a copy of your citizenship and naturalization papers. If you do not have these papers, you will be asked to sign a Qualified Voter Affidavit.
  • If you are already a registered voter in the City of Dover but have moved to a new ward, you need to re-register to vote, following the same rules as above.

You may register at the polls if you have not registered in Dover before Election Day. This is a called "same day registration."

Please call the City Clerk's Office at 516-6018 for further information.

The New Hampshire Secretary of State's office also provides additional information about voter registration here.

Absentee Ballots

If you're unable to vote in person on Nov. 5, 2019, you can obtain an absentee ballot by clicking here.

Ballots must be returned to the City Clerk's office.