Election 2020: Portsmouth NH Primary Voter Guide

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PORTSMOUTH, NH — New Hampshire's 2020 primary is Tuesday, Sept. 8. There are competitive races on both the Democrat and Republican ballots.

Unenrolled voters can choose either ballot but if they want to remain unenrolled and not join a political party, the need to re-unenroll out of the political party after casing a ballot.

New Hampshire Patch will have the results from the primary after the polls close around the state.

Here is the listing of candidates running in competitive races:

Democrat Primary Ballot


  • Dan Feltes

  • Andru Volinsky

U.S. Senate

  • Tom Alciere

  • Paul Krautmann

  • Jeanne Shaheen

Executive Councilor

  • Patty Lovejoy

  • Mindi Messner

State Senate District 21

  • Rebecca Perkins Kwoka

  • Deaglan McEachern

State Rep: Rockingham District 25

  • Laura Pantelakos

  • Robin Vogt

State Rep: Rockingham District 30

  • Rich DiPentima

  • Jacqueline Cali-Pitts

County Commissioner

  • Mark Bodi

  • Kate Coyle

Republican Primary Ballot


  • Nobody (Rich Paul)

  • Chris Sununu

  • Karen Testerman

U.S. Senate

  • Gerard Beloin

  • Don Bolduc

  • Andy Martin

  • Corky Messner


  • Michael Callis

  • Jeff Denaro

  • Matt Mayberry

  • Matt Mowers

  • Kevin Rondeau

Executive Councilor

  • Timothy Comerford

  • Bruce Crochetiere

  • Janet Stevens

County Sheriff

  • Kevin Coyle

  • Chuck Massahos

County Commissioner

  • Joe Premo

  • Kevin St. James

Polling Locations

For those people choosing to vote in person, the polls will be open between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Ward 1: New Franklin School, 1 Franklin Drive

  • Ward 2: Portsmouth Middle School, 155 Parrott Avenue

  • Ward 3: Portsmouth Senior Activity Center, 125 Cottage St.

  • Ward 4: Portsmouth High School, 50 Andrew Jarvis Avenue

  • Ward 5: Little Harbour Schools, 50 Clough Drive

Here's a list of streets matching ward locations.

Voting By Mail

If you have COVID-19, are caring for someone with the new coronavirus, or worried you may be exposed to the virus, you can vote by mail for the 2020 election. You can also register to vote by mail, too.

To register to vote or request an absentee voter registration forms and instructions, click here.

Voter ID Law

New Hampshire has a Voter ID Law.

For more information about what identification you will need and what to do if you don't have an ID, visit the Secretary of State's Office website.

Voting Issues

The Attorney General's Office will be operating the Election Day hotline from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The Attorney General's Office encourages voters and election officials with concerns or questions to call 1-866-868-3703. In the event a caller receives voicemail, they should leave a message and attorneys in the office will address each message received.

Additional information on voting can be found here.

Absentee Ballot Voting COVID-19 Memorandum and Info.

Joint Guidance Voter Registration Memorandum.

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This article originally appeared on the Portsmouth Patch

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