Information for March 9th Municipal Election

Town of Lee Election

March 9, 2021

Lee Transfer Station

Due to concern for the safety of voters and Poll workers, the Town has opted to conduct “drive-through” voting as a temporary measure as authorized in 2020 by New Hampshire HB 1129. The Transfer Station offers the space and traffic flow to facilitate this event. This is a unique approach to voting for our town but not unique in the state.  Your cooperation and preparation will help us make this event a success. Please note: the facility will be closed for normal waste disposal that day.

  1. The Map - see below for a PDF map of the traffic flow for the day of the election
  1. What to Bring
  1. Face mask
  2. Hard writing surface
  3. Black pen or felt tip
  4. I.D. as usual
  1. When to arrive

Following are some suggestions to even out the flow of voters arriving at the Transfer Station:

  1. Lessons learned from the November election; nearly half the voters in town showed up between 7:00 and 9:00am, creating the only long lines of the day.
  2. 7:00 to 8:00 am should be a priority for those needing to get to work.

                                                           (last names starting with)

8:00-10:00 am                          A-C and L-N

10:00-12:00                              D-F and O-R

12:00-2:00pm                          G-H and S-T

2:00-4:00 pm                            I-K and U-Z

4:00-7:00pm                            Anyone

  1. Who should be in the vehicle
  1. Arrive alone for maximum privacy of your vote, otherwise, any number in the car can be accommodated
  2. It would be helpful for the poll workers to have people of the same last name in the car but mixed loads can be accommodated
  1. Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots should be delivered to the Town Clerk (249 Calef highway) prior to election day but may also be dropped off at the polls on election day before 5:00pm.

  1. Voter registration

New voters who are legally qualified and carry the appropriate documentation can register to vote at the Transfer Station facility the day of the election. Please inform the greeter that you are not currently registered to vote and you will be directed to the registration area.

  1. Postponement

If the National Weather Service issues a warning indicating hazardous conditions or a disastrous accident occurs, the voting would be postponed for two weeks, until March 23rd.

Notice of this postponement would be issued before 6:00pm on March 8, and would be declared on the town website, Facebook, WTSN radio and WMUR TV.

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