Nashua voters head to the polls on Tuesday, November 7. Here is everything you need to know!
Polls are open from 6am – 8pm.
Polling locations are:
- Ward 1: Broad Street Elementary School, 390 Broad Street
- Ward 2: Charlotte Avenue Elementary School, 48 Charlotte Avenue
- Ward 3: Amherst Street Elementary School, 71 Amherst Street
- Ward 4: Ledge Street Elementary School, 139 Ledge Street
- Ward 5: Main Dunstable Elementary School, 20 Whitford Road
- Ward 6: Fairgrounds Middle School, 27 Cleveland Street
- Ward 7: Dr. Normand Crisp Elementary School, 50 Arlington Street
- Ward 8: Bicentennial Elementary School, 296 East Dunstable Road
- Ward 9: New Searles Elementary School, 39 Shady Lane
ATTENTION WARD 8 VOTERS! You may have received not one, but TWO mailers that listed Broad Street as your polling location. Please note Ward 8 votes at Bicentennial.
What are we voting for? Alderman-at-Large, Board of Education, Fire Commissioner, Board of Public Works, Ward Alderman, Ward Moderator, Ward Clerk and Ward Selectmen.
A sample ballot is available on the right hand side of the city’s website here.
FYI – Ward Moderator is the chief election officer in charge of the polls at your ward; he/she essentially manages the polling location. Ward Clerk administers the documentation required at the polling place/assists you if you need help. Selectmen chooses the polling place and maintains the voter checklists.
There are two referendum questions on the ballot this year.
- KENO – Keno is a “bingo-like game with a machine randomly generating numbers,” according to NHNPR. While the state of New Hampshire legalized Keno this year, it will only be played in cities and towns that vote to approve it. Nashua is voting whether or not to allow Keno to be played in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol. The argument for Keno is that the revenue will be used to fund full-day kindergarten. (Because the revenue comes from the State, Nashua receives a portion whether we vote to adopt it in the City or not.) The argument against it is that it’s bringing gambling into the establishments that choose to play it, etc.
- PERFORMING ARTS CENTER – There is a proposal to build a $15.5 million, 600-seat theater and event center on Main Street where Alec’s Shoe Store once stood. In September, our Board of Alderman rejected the proposal. Tomorrow, we vote on whether they should reconsider that decision. It is a non-binding vote; you’re not voting on whether or not we should build the center, only that the Aldermen should take another look.
Municipal elections are non-partisan. Candidates won’t have a party designation listed.
Curious about who the Nashua Teachers’ Union is endorsing for Board of Education? You can see their candidate endorsements here.
Not registered to vote? You can register at the polls on Election Day! You will need proof of domicile, citizenship, and age. Important note! “Domicile” means the place you put your head down for most of the year. For example, if you are an out-of-state college student or in the armed services and stationed in NH, this is your domicile and you are 100% eligible to vote here.
Need a ride? Nashua Transit will be offering free rides to polling stations tomorrow.