Official Ballot, Budget, & Warrant Information

General Information Regarding the School Budget and Board Member Election Process

The Keene School District has been an official ballot school district since 1997. The official ballot gives the opportunity for registered voters of Keene, NH to vote on proposed school district budgets, bonds, labor agreements; and to elect the members of the Keene Board of Education, District Moderator, and District Clerk.

Budgets, labor agreements, and election of officials require a simple majority vote to be approved; whereas, bond questions require a super majority (or 60%) approval to be adopted.

Election of School Board Members

Each year, there are at least three open school board seats available, each for a term of three-years. To be eligible, a person must be a registered voter of Keene, NH and not an employee of any district within SAU 29. (SAU 29 comprises the districts of: Chesterfield, Harrisville, Keene, Marlborough, Marlow, Nelson, and Westmoreland.)

Election of the Moderator and District Clerk

To be eligible, a person must be a registered voter of Keene, NH and not a member of the Keene Board of Education.

Filing Period

A ten day filing period for open positions occurs in January. Dates are announced prior to the filing period through various public media outlets. Interested persons may file at the Superintendent's Office, located in the SAU 29 Central Office, at 193 Maple Avenue, Keene, NH; during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Informational packets are available in the Superintendent's Office, or by contacting:

Diane Freitas (603) 357-9002 ex.223 Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent

The official ballot process consists of three parts per state law:

  • Public Hearing - traditionally held in January
  • First Session - traditionally held in February
  • Second Session - traditionally held on the second Tuesday of March

Specific dates are determined in the Autumn prior to the election and announced on this website and through various public media outlets.

Polling Locations

Same day voter registration is available. (Note: You must show proof of age and residency.)
 

All Wards
Keene Recreation Center
312 Washington Street
Keene, NH

Updated 1/11/16 CRM

Absentee Ballot Procedure

Absentee Ballots are available.

For voters unable to go to the polls to vote on election day, an absentee ballot application may be obtained at the Superintendent's Office located in the SAU 29 Central Office at 193 Maple Avenue, each business day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or, a voter may submit an absentee ballot request in written form, considering a signature is included. No e-mail requests will be accepted.

Absentee ballots are only available to registered voters of Keene, NH. An application must be filled out before a ballot can be released. Ballots may be hand delivered by the voter to the District Clerk, no later than 5:00 p.m.. on the day prior to the election. (Note: Traditionally, this would be the second Monday in March.) Mailed ballots must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Election Day. (Note: Traditionally, this would be the second Tuesday in March.)

If you have any questions, please contact:

Diane Freitas (603) 357-9002 ex.223 Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent


 

Budget and Warrant Information for 2016-2017

 

Budget and Warrant Archive