BELKNAP COUNTY VOTERS GUIDE
The 2016 primary election will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
At the polls voters must take the ballot of the party — either Republican or Democratic — with which they are registered. Voters registered as undeclared or independent may select the ballot of either party.
The Republican primary election for the United States Senate will appear on all GOP ballots in the county. The candidates on the ballot are Kelly Ayotte,Tom Alciere, Gerard Beloin, Stanley Michael Emanuel and Jim Rubens. Maggie Hassan, the Democratic candidate for the Senate, is unopposed.
The Republican primary election for the First Congressional District includes five candidates —Frank Guinta, Rich Ashooh, Jamieson Grader, Michael Callis and Robert Risley — and is on the ballot in every municipality in the county except for Center Harbor, which is in the Second Congressional District. Carol Shea-Porter, the Democratic candidate, is unopposed.
In Center Harbor, the ballot lists seven Republican candidates — Eric Estevez, Jack Flanagan, Walter Kelly, Jim Lawrence, Andy Martin, Jay Mercer and Casey Newell — in the primary election in the Second Congressional District. Annie Kuster, the Democratic candidate is unopposed.
For governor there are five candidates on the Republican primary election ballot — Frank Edelblut, Jeanie Forrester, Ted Gatsas, Jonathan Lavoie and Chris Sununu — and five candidates on the Democratic ballot — Mark Connolly, Derek Dextraze, Ian Freeman, Steve Marchand and Colin Van Ostern.
For Executive Council in District 1, which includes Laconia, Alton, Center Harbor, Gilford, Meredith, New Hampton, Sanbornton and Tilton, there are two candidates on the Republican primary election ballot — Joe Kenney and Paul Carreiro. Michael Cryans, the Democratic candidate, is unopposed.
For Executive Council in District 2, which includes Barnstead, Belmont and Gilmanton, Sam Cataldo, the Republican candidate is unopposed. There are three candidates on the Democratic primary election ballot: Shawn Mickelonis, John Shea and Andru Volinsky.
In the New Hampshire Senate, District 2, which includes Center Harbor, Meredith, New Hampton, Sanbornton and Tilton, there are two candidates on the Republican primary election ballot: Brian Gallagher and Bob Giuda.
Voters in Belknap County elect 18 of the 400 members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from nine districts into which the county is divided. This year there Republican primary elections in four districts and a Democratic primary election in one district.
In District 4, the towns of Sanbornton and Tilton, there are four Republican candidates for the two places on the general election ballot: Richard Brothers, Denis Fields, Timothy Lang and John Vorel.
In District 5, the towns of Alton and Gilmanton, there are three Republican candidates for the two places on the general election ballot: Michael Maloney, Gerald Theodora and Peter Varney.
In District 6, the town of Belmont, there are three Republican candidates for the two places on the general election ballot: Mike Sylvia, John Plumer and Joel Weinrebe.
In District 7, the town of Barnstead, there are two Republican candidates for one place on the general election ballot: Barbara Comtois and Elaine Swinford.
The only Democratic primary election is in District 3, the city of Laconia, where there are five Democratic candidates for four places of the general election ballot: Charlie St. Clair, Tom Dawson, Tony Felch, David Huot and Liz Merry.
There are Republican primary elections for two of the three seats on the Belknap County Convention. In District 2, which includes Barnstead, Belmont, Gilmanton and Tilton, there are two candidates: Richard Burchell and Glen Waring. In District 3, which incudes Alton, Gilford, Meredith and Center Harbor, there are two candidates: Hunter Taylor and John Smolin.
The candidates in the Republican primary election for Belknap County Sheriff are Mike Moyer and William Wright.
POLLING PLACES AND HOURS:
Alton: Prospect Mountain high School, 242 Suncook Valley Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Ashland: Ashland Elementary School, Highland Street, 8 a.m. to 7 p,m,
Belmont: Belmont High School, 255 Seavey Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bristol: Marian Center, 17 W. Shore Road, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Canterbury: Old Town Hall, 11 Center Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Center Harbor: Center Harbor Town Office, 36 Main St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Franklin, Ward 1: Thompson Hall, 47 S. Main St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Franklin, Ward 2: City Hall, 216 Central St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Franklin, Ward 3: Franklin Middle School, 200 Sanborn St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Gilford: Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Gilmanton: Gilmanton Academy Building, 503 Province Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Laconia, Ward 1: Belknap County Nursing Home, 30 County Drive, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Laconia, Ward 2: St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall, 12 Gilford Ave., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Laconia, Ward 3: Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Laconia, Ward 4: New Covenant Christian Church, 31 Lindsay Court, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Laconia, Ward 5: Woodland Heights Elementary School, 225 Winter St, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Laconia, Ward 6: Leavitt Park Clubhouse, 334 Elm St., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Loudon: Loudon Fire Department, 7 Cooper St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Meredith: Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Drive, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Moultonborough: Moultonborough Public Safety Building, 1035 Whittier Highway, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Northfield: Pines Community Center, 61 Summer St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sanbornton: Old Town Hall, 4 Meetinghouse Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sandwich: Sandwich Town Hall, 8 Maple St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tilton: Winnisquam High School, 435 W. Main St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wolfeboro: All Saints Church, 258 S. Main St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.