Voter information on town elections (Mar. 9, 2021)

Correction: The polling location is Mason Elementary School.

Town elections are on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Polls will be open at Mason Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ballot voting will decide the election of town officials (see the sample ballot), and the school budget (see the SAU 89 web site).

Voter registration

You may register to vote prior to election day or during polling hours.

Methods of voting

In-person voting

During polling hours, greeters at the Mason Elementary School entrance will allow voters into the building slowly, so as not to overwhelm the Ballot Clerks and maintain social distance. They will direct each voter to the proper station.

In-person voting without a face covering

For voters “unwilling or unable” to wear face coverings, greeter will direct them to a designated location. This is the procedure that will be followed:

  1. Tell the greeter you wish to vote without a face covering, and the greeter will direct you where to go.
  2. Give your photo ID to the person staffing the voting table who will check the alpha list to see if you are a registered voter. There will be a “runner” who will take your photo ID to the Ballot Clerk who will check you off on the check-in checklist and hand the runner your voting materials.
  3. The runner will bring back the voting materials and hand it to the person staffing the voting table who will hand it to the voter.
  4. The voter will fill out the ballot behind a privacy screen and hand the completed ballot to the person staffing the table where the ballot box is located, and the person will place it in the additional locked ballot box. By law (RSA 659:23), under no circumstances is the voter to place their ballot in the box themselves.

The table with the ballot box is required to be staffed at all times so that the ballot box is never unattended. The people who vote at this table are tracked on a separate list to see who and how many people vote this way. At the end of the evening, the ballot box will be taken to the Moderator, who will open it at the same time as the other ballot box(es). The list will go to the Town Clerk who will check off those who voted at this table on the check-out checklist. The check-in and check-out checklists must match at the end of the election.

The Secretary of State’s office requires accommodations in recognition of people’s voting preferences and in consideration of the pandemic.

Absentee Ballot Voting

To vote by absentee ballot:

  1. Use the Absentee Ballot Request Form (PDF) to request an absentee ballot. Complete the form, and deliver it to the Town Clerk’s office by mail, email (scanned copy), or fax. You can also deliver it in person during open hours for the Town Clerk’s office. (For more information, see the Town Clerk & Tax Collector’s General Information page.) When your request is approved, the Town Clerk will provide you with an official absentee ballot.
  2. Complete the absentee ballot, and submit it to the Town Clerk by Monday, Mar. 8. The Town Clerk’s office is open on Mar. 8 from 3-5pm. If someone other than the voter is returning the absentee ballot, that person must complete the absentee ballot return form.

Public notice: Filing period for elected offices opens on Jan. 20

The filing period for the Town of Mason Elected Offices opens on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 10 am through Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5 pm at the Mason Town Clerk’s Office during regular office hours in the Mann House, 16 Darling Hill Rd., Mason, NH. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 10 to 5 pm and Thursday 10 to 4 pm. We will be open that last Friday, January 29, from 3 to 5 pm and you must appear in person.

Elected Office Openings

Town Clerk/Tax Collector 3 year term
Treasurer 3 year term
Selectman 3 year term
Library Trustee 3 year term
Trustee of Cemeteries 3 year term
Trustee of Trust Funds 3 year term

This information has also been posted to and the town calendar.

Public notice: Supervisors of the Checklist in session on Jan. 19

The Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 between 7:00-7:30 PM at the Town Office for the purpose of correction of the voter checklist. New voter registrations and changes to existing voter registrations, including change of party affiliation, can be made.

This information has also been posted to and the town calendar.

Mason General Election results (Nov. 3, 2020)

Click here to download the General Election results:

The Town of Mason had an 84% voter turnout! Thank you to all the election coordinators and volunteers who made our democratic process a success.

For additional results across New Hampshire, go to:

A text version of the Mason results will be posted online in the near future.

Voting in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3

The General Election is Tuesday, November 3. Polling hours are 8 am to 7 pm at Mason Elementary School, 13 Darling Hill Rd.

A mask is required to enter the school. As you make your way down the hall and turn right to the multipurpose room, you’ll notice conveniently placed little blue squares with an M in them marking off 6′ for social distancing.

Inside the multipurpose room, a greeter will assist you and let you know when to proceed to the ballot clerk. Traffic will be one-way.

Those who are unwilling or unable to wear masks must go to the side of the school by the cafeteria. (Please do not enter the school at the front door.) Non-mask voting will occur in the cafeteria:

* Only one person will be allowed in at a time to vote.
* Please have your ID ready when the greeter opens the door.
* Hand your ID to the greeter and continue to wait outside.
* The greeter will take your ID to the ballot clerk, check you in and come back with your voting materials. At that time, you will be allowed in to vote.
* Hand your ballot back to Deputy Town Clerk Suzanne Kelly, who will put your ballot in the ballot box. By law, voters are NOT allowed to put their own ballots in the ballot box.

The Town of Mason and its residents thank Principal Kristen Kivela and the school staff for preparing the school for this important day.

Voting in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3

The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Visit the Voter information page to view the sample ballot, information on voting in person (with or without a face covering), and ballot processing procedures.

Per the State of New Hampshire Voter ID Law, you must bring valid photo identification to vote. For a list of valid forms of identification, see the Voter ID Explanatory Document:

If you have questions, please contact the Town Clerk’s office.

Voter information on the General Election (Tuesday, Nov. 3)

Public notice: Preprocessing of absentee ballots for the General Election

Due to unusually large volume, Absentee Ballots for the Presidential Election — to be held November 3, 2020 at the Mason Elementary School from 8 am to 7 pm — will be preprocessed on Thursday, October 29, at 4:30 pm at the Town Hall.

Preprocessing allows the Moderator to open the outer envelope only of the returned Absentee Ballot and make a notation on the checklist that the ballot has been returned in order to expedite processing on election day. The affidavit envelopes, which must be properly signed, with the ballots inside will not be opened and properly marked on the checklist until election day.

For more information on voting and ballot processing procedures, go to:

Supervisors of the Checklist in session on Tuesday, Oct. 27

The Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 between 7:00-7:30 PM at the Town Office for purposes of updating the voter checklist.

New voter registrations, changes to existing voter registrations and changes to party affiliation will be accepted at this time.