Official Ballot, Budget and Warrant Information
General Information Regarding the School Budget and Board Member Election Process
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 SAU29. (SAU29 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.
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:
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.
Same day voter registration is available. (Note: You must show proof of age and residency.)
Keene Recreation Center
312 Washington Street
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 SAU29 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: