Hampton Town Meeting Overview: March 10, 2020 at Winnacunnet High School for “Election” (Town Meeting Session II): 7:00am-8:00pm

Terminology:

Legal TermCommon TermOther Terms
WarrantBallot
Warrant ArticleQuestionReferendum
Session IDeliberative Session
Session IIElectionVoting Day

Hampton has Three (3) Governing Corporations:

Legal NameCommon TermOther TermsWebsite
Town of Hampton, Inc.Town of HamptonHamptonhttp://hamptonnh.gov/
School Administrative Unit 21, Inc.SAU 21Winnacunnet Cooperative School Districthttps://www.sau21.org/sau/
School Administrative Unit 90, Inc.SAU 90Hampton School Districthttp://www.sau90.org/

Ballots:

Each governing corporation has a separate “Ballot” (Warrant).

Each “Ballot” (Warrant) contains “Questions” (Warrant Articles). Typically the first Warrant Article contains candidates for each open seat.

Processing the Warrants:

The Warrant Article containing the candidates is created by the Clerk.

All other Warrant Articles are created either by a “governing body” or by Citizen Petition.

Once Warrant Articles are created, they then are taken to two (2) Sessions. The “Deliberative” session (Session I), where voters can discuss and potentially change, with some exceptions and limitations, the Warrant Articles. The Warrant Articles are then taken, as modified, to the “Election” (Session II) for a final vote.

"Deliberative" Sessions (Session I)

CorporationDateLocation
Town of Hampton, Inc.February 1, 2020 starting at 8:30amWinnacunnet High School Auditorium
SAU 21, Inc.February 5, 2020 Time: 7:00PMWinnacunnet High School Auditorium
SAU 90, Inc.February 6, 2020 Time: 7:00PMHampton Academy

“Election Day”

When you arrive at the polling location you will be given three (3) “Ballots” (Warrants), each representing their respective corporation.

March 10, 2020 at Winnacunnet High School for “Election” (Town Meeting Session II) 7:00 am through 8:00 pm.

Click here to view the 2020 Ballots…

Click here to view the 2019 Ballots…