Hopkinton election officials are committed to ensuring every eligible voter can safely cast their ballot in the Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Town/School Official Ballot Election amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Town Moderator, Town Clerk, Town Administrator, and Supervisors of the Checklist have worked in conjunction with the State of New Hampshire to update our election procedures accordingly (outlined below).
While Hopkinton is taking important steps to protect the safety of voters and election workers, all voters concerned about COVID-19 can choose to vote absentee. Find out more about this safe and secure process here: ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION
- Monday, March 8 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Last opportunity for voters and delivery agents to deliver absentee ballots to the Town Clerk’s office in-person
- Tuesday, March 9: Local Election - polls open at Hopkinton Middle High School (HMHS), 297 Park Avenue, Contoocook from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Absentee ballots can be returned until 5 p.m. to the polling place. They cannot be returned to the Town Clerk's office on this day only the High School.
- Absentee Ballot Request Form
- Proposed Zoning Amendments
- Those who have filed for elected office - Town and School
Election Day Procedures & Precautions: Due to the threat posed by the novel coronavirus, in consultation with the NH Secretary of State’s Office, NH Attorney General, and NH Department of Health & Human Services, the following adjustments have been made to Hopkinton’s election procedures.
- On Election Day - (March 9) polls will be open at the Hopkinton Middle High School (HMHS), located at 297 Park Avenue in Contoocook from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Voters entering the polling location will be required to wear a mask (to avoid electioneering, we ask that no masks have campaign or political slogans). Masks will be provided for those who need one.
- Voters unable or unwilling to wear a mask will be asked to vote outside; appropriate accommodations will be made in conjunction with guidance from the NH Attorney General and NH Secretary of State.
- If you have traveled outside of New England within fourteen days of the election, have a fever, or are feeling ill, please avail yourself of the outdoor voting option.
- There will be one-way traffic in the building - voters will enter through the back door by the gymnasium and exit through the front entrance by the cafeteria.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be located at the polling location entrances and exits.
- Voters are requested to adhere to the 6-foot distancing guidelines marked on the gymnasium floors while waiting in line to receive their ballots. We also ask that voters not congregate in the building after voting.
Contact the Town Clerk's Office for additional information: (603) 746-3180