Voter Information

VOTING

Raymond residents who are not already a registered voter, may register to vote:

1. At the Town Clerk's office up until the day before the Supervisors of the Checklist meet before election day.

2. With the Supervisors of the Checklist when they meet before election day
3. With the Supervisors of the Checklist at the polls on an election day. 

For information on voting and registering to vote, please refer to: www.sos.nh.gov

 

Absentee Ballot application

ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions for  STATE PRIMARY OR GENERAL ELECTION

Annual Reports

TOWN OF RAYMOND 2020 VOTER INFORMATION
TOWN DELIBERATIVE SESSION - February 1, 2020 - Raymond High School - Cafeteria, 10 a.m. to conclusion
 
SCHOOL DELIBERATIVE SESSION - February 8, 2020 - Raymond High School - Cafeteria, 10 a.m. to conclusion
 
TOWN ELECTION DAY - March 10, 2020 - Iber Holmes Gove Middle School Gymnasium, 7 am to 7 pm
 
Schedule of Board of Selectmen and Budget Committee meetings CLICK HERE
2020 BOS Proposed Budget CLICK HERE
2020 Budget Summaries - Proposed Appropriation Package for 2020
(November 4th, 2019) - This is a Draft Working Document and not a Final Product
CLICK HERE

2020 Warrant Articles CLICK HERE
WARRANT ARTICLE OVERVIEW  PRE-DELIBERATIVE - CLICK HERE
To view School District Voter information Visit  https://www.sau33.com/Page/42
Town Boards & Committees: The time period for candidates to register for office is from January 22, 2020 through January 31, 2020 during regular business hours.   The Town Clerk’s Office will extend office hours until 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2020, only for candidates to register for office.
Open Elected Offices 

Two (2) Selectmen for 3-year terms 
One (1) Budget Committee Member for a 3-year term 

One (1) Planning Board Member for a 1-year term 
Two (2) Planning Board Members for 3-year terms 

Two (2) Ethics Committee Members for 3-year terms 
One (1) Trustee of Trust Funds for a 3-year term 

One (1) Library Trustee for a 3-year term 

One (1) Supervisor of the Checklist for a 6-year term 

One (1) Town Moderator for a 2-year term 

One (1) Treasurer for a 3-year term 

One (1) Town Clerk for a 3-year term

What are "Deliberative Sessions"?
 
Some NH towns have traditional "Town & School District Meetings". Voters come on 1 day to discuss AND VOTE on all articles on a Town and or School District warrant. AND elect officials. If you do not come on the day of that meeting, you do not get to vote. Period.
Other towns have what was called Senate Bill 2 (SB2). It divides "Town & School District Meetings" into two sessions. At Session 1 (commonly referred to as the "Deliberative Session"), voters discuss and debate articles. Numbers can be changed up or down, but the law restricts changing "the subject matter" of the article.
Amendments can also be made and voted on in this session with the following limitations: Warrant articles may be amended at the first session, subject to the following limitations:  

(a) Warrant articles whose wording is prescribed by law shall not be amended. 
(b) Warrant articles that are amended shall be placed on the official ballot for a final vote on the main motion, as amended. 
(c) No warrant article shall be amended to eliminate the subject matter of the article. An amendment that changes the dollar amount of an appropriation in a warrant article shall not be deemed to violate this subparagraph. (RSA 40:13)
(Meaning it is OK to change the dollar amount in an article.)
Voters present will vote to place the article on the ballot. 
A few weeks later “Election Day” also known as “Session 2” Registered voters of a town then come (usually between 7am-7pm) to 1. Elect officials and 2. Vote on the separate warrant articles.
While School & Town have separate Deliberative Session days, all voting takes place on one day. You must either come to vote during the day or submit an absentee ballot. The meetings are run by the elected town or school "Moderator" who follow WAY too many rules to list here.
For more information Click Here