Portsmouth 2023 Election

Portsmouth 2023 Election
September 13, 2023

Seventeen candidates have filed to run for City Council, including all nine incumbents, five former city councilors and three first-time candidates.

Mayor Deaglan McEachern waited until late Tuesday afternoon to file for reelection in 2023, joining the eight other incumbent city councilors who previously filed.

The incumbents will face another matchup with former mayor Rick Becksted and a group of ex-councilors collectively known as the Becksted 5 because they voted together on many issues.

The deadline to file to run in the 2023 municipal city elections was Tuesday at 5. The election is November 7th.

The top vote getter in the race for the City Council wins the mayor’s seat, and the second-place finisher is assistant mayor.