Election Information

City Clerk's Office Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Make a plan to Vote on Election Day

Voting is an important civic duty and the Rochester City Clerk wants to help make your voice heard. The City Clerk's Office has created an online guide to help anyone new to Rochester and first-time voters. The purpose of the guide is to assist anyone looking to participate in upcoming elections. Click here to see the guide.

  • May 31, 2022: Last Day to change your party affiliation 
  • June 1, 2022 - June 10, 2022: Filing Period for the State Primary Election
  • September 13, 2022: State Primary Election 
  • November 8, 2022: State General Election

Sample Ballots:

PLEASE NOTE: Sample Ballots Shall be available upon the closing of the Filing Period. 


Absentee Ballot Information: Any qualified applicant may request an Absentee Ballot from the City Clerk’s Office.


Polling Location/Times/Processing of Absentee Ballots:

  • WARD 1: East Rochester Elementary School - 773 Portland Street, East Rochester
  • WARD 2: Chamberlain Street School - 65 Chamberlain Street School, Rochester, NH
  • WARD 3: Gonic Elementary School - 10 Railroad Avenue, Rochester
  • WARD 4: McClelland Elementary School - 59 Brock Street, Rochester
  • WARD 5: James W. Foley Memorial Community Center Entrance B - 150 Wakefield Street/Community Way, Rochester 
  • WARD 6: Elks Lodge #1393 - 295 Columbus Avenue, Rochester

Additional Information:

  • In accordance with RSA 659:4, and Section 47 of the City Charter – All polling places shall be open from 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., on said Election Day.
  • All Polling Locations in the City of Rochester shall begin processing Absentee Ballots at 9:00 AM.
  • For more information please visit the Secretary of State's Office Website: Click Here

COVID-19 Voting Process & Procedures:

  • Voters are strongly encouraged to follow the latest CDC guidelines.

Past Elections:

September 11, 2018 Primary Election Voter Returns