The county is divided into three districts, with one commissioner chosen from each district.
- District 1: Bartlett, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Freedom, Hart’s Location, and Jackson;
- District 2: Hale’s Location, Albany, Madison, Moultonborough, Ossipee, Sandwich, and Tamworth;
- District 3: Brookfield, Effingham, Tuftonboro, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro.
One County Commissioner is elected from each district by registered voters from the entire county.
- 1st District: 2-year term
- 2nd District: no election
- 3rd District: 4-year term
The Commissioners administer the business of the County, exercising budgetary control over operations, paying bills, approving contracts, and managing county buildings and land.