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 TOWN CLERK                    
Town Clerk
Kerri Parker 41 Main Street 
Meredith, NH 03253
Phone (603) 279-4538 
Fax (603) 279-1042

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Hours of Operation: 8AM to 5PM Monday-Friday

Sample Ballot September 9, 2014 Primary Election

 

The Primary  Election for Town will be held on Tuesday, 9/9/2014 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Meredith Community Center.

 

Kerri A Parker, Town Clerk, CTCTC

 

 


 

 

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE

IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

WHO CAN REGISTER

New Hampshire residents who will be 18 years of age or older on the day of the next election, and a United States Citizen, may register with the supervisors of the checklist or the town or city clerk where they live up to 10 days before any election. You may also register on election day at the polling place. The supervisors of the checklist or the town or city clerk’s office can provide voters of what proof of qualification they should bring to register.

There is no minimum period of time you are required to have lived in the state before being allowed to register. You may register as soon as you move into your new community.

HOW TO REGISTER

1) Apply to your town or city clerk’s office. You will be required to fill out a standard voter registration form and will be required to show proof of age, citizenship and domicile.

2) It may be easier for you to register with your community’s Supervisors of the Checklist. By law, they are required to meet on the Saturday 10 days prior to each election. Check the local newspaper(s) or call your clerk’s office for the date and time of such meeting.

3) Qualified individuals may also register to vote at the polling place on election day at all elections. You will be asked to show proof of age, citizenship and domicile.

ABSENTEE REGISTRATION

If you meet the state’s voter requirements and qualifications and are unable to register in person because of physical disability, religious beliefs, military service, or because of temporary absence, you may register by mail. You should request an absentee voter registration affidavit and a standard voter registration form from your town or city clerk. The absentee voter registration affidavit must be witnessed and then both the affidavit and the voter registration form are to be returned to your town or city clerk.

COLLEGE STUDENTS

If you are a student attending college in New Hampshire, please click here for additional information.

UOCAVA VOTERS

UNIFORMED SERVICES VOTERS – An absent uniformed service voter may apply for an absentee ballot from the town or city in which he or she was domiciled immediately prior to entering the service. Uniformed service voters are eligible to vote for all offices.

VOTERS TEMPORARILY RESIDING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATESAny person who is temporarily residing outside the United States has the right to vote in the town or city in which he or she was domiciled immediately prior to his or her departure. Temporarily absent voters are eligible to vote for all offices.

FEDERAL BALLOT ONLY VOTERSAny United States Citizen, who is domiciled outside the United States has the right to register and vote absentee for any federal office (President, United States Senator, United States Representative) in the town or city in New Hampshire in which they or a parent or legal guardian had their domicile immediately prior to their departure from the United States, even though the person no longer maintains a domicile in said city or town and even though their intent to return is uncertain.

UOCAVA voters should use the Federal Post Card Application Form [FPCA] to apply for an absentee ballot and/or register to vote. The UOCAVA voter may choose to have his or her absentee ballot delivered either by mail or electronic transmission. Absentee ballots for UOCAVA voters are available 45 days prior to a state election.

ABSENTEE BALLOTSRequests for

Absentee ballots are available from your town or city clerk approximately 30 days prior to an election. Request the absentee ballot application from the clerk or you may downloadthe application; or, if you wish, you may submit a request in writing which should include all the information that is required on the application. Don’t forget your name, voting address, mailing address and your signature.

An application for an absentee ballot may be transmitted by facsimile to a town or city clerk.

 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS – Return of

Clerks may accept completed absentee ballots submitted in person by the voter until 5:00 p.m. the day before an election or until 5:00 p.m. on election day if received through the mail.

A marked absentee ballot may NOT be transmitted by facsimile to a town or city clerk.

POLITICAL PARTIES

When registering to vote, you will not be required to register as a member of a political party (republican or democratic) …you may register as an undeclared voter. If you are registered as an undeclared voter and go to vote in a state primary election, you will be required to choose a party when accepting a ballot. Voters should be aware of their party status before a primary election. If you voted on a party ballot in the 2010 state primary election, you are now a registered member of that party unless you filled out a card to return to undeclared status with the supervisors of the checklist.

If you are unsure of your party affiliation, you should contact your town or city clerk, as they have the records of party membership. The State of New Hampshire provides an on-line voter registration portal for registered voters to look up their current party affiliation. http://cfs.sos.nh.gov/app/Public/AbsenteeBallot.aspx

If you are a party member and wish to change your registration status, initiate such a change by taking one of the following steps:

State Primary

Meet with the Supervisors of the Checklist no later than June 5, 2012 – the last day to change your political party before the state primary election, or register the change with your town or city clerk by that date. This is the last day to change your party affiliation before the primary. It is also the last day to register to vote if you wish to file as a candidate for the state primary election.

If you are a registered member of a party, you may change your registration at any primary, however, you will not be allowed to vote in that primary. Undeclared voters may declare a party and vote at any primary. The law allows an undeclared voter to declare a party at the polls, vote the ballot of that party, and then change their party affiliation back to undeclared simply by completing the form available from the Supervisors of the Checklist at the polling place.

 

 

 

SERVICES AND FEES Dog License
Due annually by April 30th
Fee Schedule: Altered (spayed/neutered) $6.50 Not Altered $9.00 Owners over 65 one dog for $2.00 A current rabies vaccination certificate and certificate of alteration must be presented when obtaining license. Dogs not licensed by April 30th will begin incurring late fees of $1.00 per month beginning June 1st of that year and continue until the dog is licensed.Fire Permit

FIRE PERMITS

 Permits to kindle fires out-of-doors are good for up to three days, beginning with the date of issue; seasonal permits for certain types of fires are also available. * Must show photo ID such as a driver's license.
* Must be at least 18 years of age.
* Must be a Meredith landowner or have written permission from the landowner.
* There is no charge for a fire permit; however, even with a valid permit, any damage caused as a result of a kindled fire becomes the obligation of the party responsible for kindling the fire.

 

Notary Public and Justice of the Peace services are available for a 5$ per page fee., contact the office for details.
 

 

Establishing Legal Residency
Welcome! Please stop by the office to say hello and to complete a residency application. Establishing Meredith as your legal residence is a requirement to register a motor vehicle in New Hampshire. Non-resident registrations are possible for property owners who primarily garage their vehicles in Meredith.

 *Property owners establishing legal residency: Complete residency application 
  *Renters establishing legal residency: Please present your lease or rental agreement or bring in a statement from the property owner verifying your residence and complete the residency application.

 

Motor Vehicle License Plates 

License plates may be obtained from the Town Clerk for:
* vehicles under 26,000 lbs GVW
* trailers under 26,000 lbs GVW
* motorcycles
* tractors

* Motor Vehicle RegistrationFees vary according to the make/model and year of vehicle.
   - In order to obtain a registration, please bring the following 
* Registration Renewal - bring the current registration or notice of renewal
* New Registration / New Vehicle or Used Vehicle from Dealership- bring Title Application (Blue copy Town Clerks) completed by the dealership
* New Registration / Private Sale - 1998 or newer - title with transfer information filled in pre-1998- bill of sale and either previous owner's registration or blue VIN verification form "TDMV19A" (can be obtained at Town Hall)
* Transfer of Registration - bring in current vehicle registration

* Vital Records Copies (birth, death, marriage)
Fee Schedule:
First copy $15.00  each additional copy requested at same time $10.00 
You must have information on the name(s) of the party(s) involved, date of event, and supply your relationship to the subject(s) and a reason for the request 
 
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