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Ballot Clerks

Ballot Clerk

Volunteer Position - Appointed

Duties of Position:    Ballot clerks are inspectors of election who process voters in the check-in line for town, city and state elections. The moderator may assign other election officers, including selectmen and assistant moderators to also serve as ballot clerks. Ballot Clerks shall be assigned such duties in the polling place as the moderator may determine, including, but not limited to, relieving other ballot clerks, greeting arriving voters, directing formation of lines at the poll entrance, keeping voting booths clear of electioneering materials left behind by voters, and providing assistance to those voters who declare under oath that they need assistance.

Responsibilities:    Process voters at town, city and state elections

Appointing Authority:   Inspectors of Elections who serve as ballot clerks are appointed by the political parties. If the appointed ballot clerk is not an Inspector of election, they are appointed by the Moderator.

Length of Appointment: Inspectors of Elections who serve as ballot clerks are appointed by the political parties for two-year terms. If the appointed ballot clerk is not an Inspector of election, they are appointed by the Town Clerk or Moderator to serve on designated election day.

Time Commitment:   Be available to serve on election day in a town, city, or state election.

Qualifications:     Eligible candidates include adults over the age of 18 who are U.S. Citizens and who reside in the town or city.

Support Provided:    Ballot clerk training by the town or city or the NH Secretary of State.