ON VOTING RIGHTS: Having served as Nashua's City Clerk for 16 years, I know first-hand the challenges that voters, especially new voters and elderly voters, and our election officials face on election day. Polls must be safe and accessible. No eligible voter should be denied access to the polls, and every vote should be counted. I support efforts to ensure that those who have the right to vote may do so and to broaden voter participation, not restrict it.

Remember to Vote in the Special City Election on Tuesday, March 5th

Update:  Congratulations to Benjamin Clemons who swept all nine wards in the City’s Special Election to fill a vacancy for Alderman-at-Large on the Board of Aldermen.

The City of Nashua is holding a special election on Tuesday, March 5th, to fill a vacancy on the Board of Aldermen that resulted from the untimely passing of Aldermanic President Brian McCarthy late last year.  The winner of the Special Election will complete the unfinished four-year term (2016 – 2019).

Two former Aldermen are campaigning for the Alderman-at-Large position: Fred S. Teeboom, 24 Cheyenne Drive, and Benjamin M. Clemons, 188 Ash Street. Teeboom was originally elected as an Alderman-at-Large in 1993, served a four-year term, and was again elected in 2005 for another four years.  Clemons served on the Board from 2008-2012 as an Alderman-at-Large, and again from 2016-2017 as a Ward 6 alderman.

Turnout during Special Elections tends to be lower than the turnout for a regularly-scheduled Municipal Election.  Every vote is important.  Please be sure to take some time to get to the polls on Tuesday.

Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 5.  Polling locations for each Nashua ward are as follows:

• Ward 1: Broad Street Elementary School, 390 Broad St.

Ward 2: Charlotte Avenue Elementary School, 48 Charlotte Ave.

• Ward 3: Amherst Street Elementary School, 71 Amherst St.

• Ward 4: Ledge Street Elementary School, 139 Ledge St.

• Ward 5: Main Dunstable Elementary School, 20 Whitford Road.

• Ward 6: Fairgrounds Middle School, 27 Cleveland St.

• Ward 7: Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School, 50 Arlington St.

• Ward 8: Bicentennial Elementary School, 296 E. Dunstable Road.

• Ward 9: New Searles Elementary School, 39 Shady Lane.

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