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About Belmont

NH MapThe Town of Belmont is located in the southern portion of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region in Belknap County. The Village Area, located at the intersections of Laconia (State Route 106) and Gilmanton Roads (State Route 140) is four miles from Exit 20 Interstate I-93, seven miles south of Laconia and twenty-four miles north of Concord. More...

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Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office Only Will be Closed on Tuesday, February 9th

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office only will be closed all day on Tuesday, February 9th for the Presidential Primary.

Please plan your visits to our office in consideration of this schedule.  Please remember to vote!

Presidential Primary Election - February 9th - 7am-7pm - Belmont High School

The Presidential Primary election will be held on Tuesday February 9, 2016 at the Belmont High School Gym, 255 Seavey Road from 7AM – 7PM.

As of this time you can no longer change your party affiliation.

If you are going to be out of town on the date of the election, you can mail, email, or stop by the Town Clerk's office to request an absentee ballot. Please keep in mind that you must send in a separate request for each person that wishes to receive a ballot. Please indicate the address you would like the ballot mailed to, and your signature must be on the request. If you are registered as an Undeclared party affiliate, you MUST indicate which party’s ballot you would like to receive or the ballot cannot be sent to you. 

If you are undeclared and vote at the polls, after casting your ballot, you may return to the new voter registration table and return your status to undeclared.

Voter's guide
for the March 8th Town Meeting now available.

More info on the Town Meeting and Elections and Voting pages.

2016 Town Meeting

The 2016 Town Budget, Town Meeting, School District Meeting, Voting and Election Process is underway.  More information on each will be posted as it becomes available.

Along with any meetings and public hearings noted below there are THREE important functions for voters to attend to elect officials and vote on operating budgets and warrant articles for the upcoming year.  Belmont has adopted the SB2(Senate Bill 2) form of Town Meeting.  This requires two sessions for Town Meeting.

1.  The First Session (Deliberative Session) is for explanation, discussion, debate and amendments to the proposed operating budget and warrant articles. Proposed zoning amendments cannot be amended at the deliberative session.

Town Meeting First Session (Deliberative)
  Saturday, January 30, 2016

Warrant, Budget and Default Budget for First Session
 - Warrant, Budget and Default Budget for Deliberative Session

2.  The Second Session (Election/Voting Day) allows voters to cast an official ballot to elect officials and to pass/fail proposed budget and warrant articles.

Town Meeting Second Session (Election/Voting)
  Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7am to 7pm, Belmont High School, 255 Seavey Road.

Ballot Questions
 - Available following the Deliberative Session
Candidates List 
Voters Guide 

3.  The Shaker School District remains under the Traditional form of Annual Meeting where explanation, discussion, debate, amendments and voting on the School operating budget and warrant articles as well as election of school officials occur at one meeting. 

School District Meeting
  Friday, March 4, 2016. 6pm Belmont High School, 255 Seavey Road. 

Please refer to Shaker Region School District School Website for additional information.

See More Information on the Elections & Voting Page and  Town Meeting Page.

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Franklin and Surrounding Towns - Learn More

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has recently been found in Franklin and surrounding Towns.  EAB is the most destructive non-native insect in North America.  Attend an important free informational presentation sponsored by Franklin Municipal Services on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6-8pm at the TRIP Senior Center in the back of the Bessie Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive, Franklin, NH.  More...

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