Elections Voter FAQ

New Hampshire Voter Resources

Who is eligible to vote in New Hampshire?

U.S. citizens over the age of 18 who live in New Hampshire may register to vote. There is no minimum period of time you must live in the state in order to be eligible. However, if you're registering to vote less than 30 days before an election, or on election day, you will be asked to present additional proof that you intend to remain in New Hampshire, such as a lease, child's school registration, or vehicle registration.

How can I obtain an Absentee Ballott?

Voters who are unable to participate in an election in person can request an absentee ballot from their town clerk, which can then be mailed in or submitted in person ahead of the election. A copy of the application can be found here. Absentee ballots are accepted up till 5:00 p.m. on election day. If you wish to check the status of an absentee ballot you have already mailed or submitted, you may do so here .

Can students vote in New Hampshire?

College students can declare New Hampshire their domicile for voting purposes, which allows them to participate in elections. Get more information here.

Where do I register to vote?

You may register to vote up to ten days ahead of election day with the clerk or the supervisor of the checklist in the town or city in which you live. You may find the name and contact information of your town or city clerk here. You can also register to vote at your polling place on election day.

How do I register to vote?

You can register to vote at your town or city clerk’s office, with the local supervisor of the checklist, or at your polling place on election day. You will need documentation proving your place of domicile in New Hampshire, your age, and your U.S. citizenship status. Click here for more details.

Can I register to vote by mail?

It is also possible to register to vote by mail if you cannot do so in person due to a physical disability, religious beliefs, military service or a temporary absence from New Hampshire. To do so, request a absentee voter registration form from your town clerk.

Can I register to vote online?

No. New Hampshire does not allow online voter registration.

How early do I need to register to vote?

You can register to vote on election day at your polling place. You will need to bring proof of your place of domicile in New Hampshire, your age, and your U.S. citizenship status. There are, however, cutoff dates for changing your party affiliation in order to participate in a primary election.

How do I know if I am already registered to vote?

You can check your New Hampshire voter registration status here.

Do I need to choose a party affiliation when I register to vote?

Voters in New Hampshire are not required to choose a party affiliation, and can instead opt to register as ‘undeclared’. You may change your registered party affiliation at any time. However, if you are registered with a political party there are cutoff dates for changing your party affiliation in the run-up to a primary election. Undeclared voters may declare for a party on the day of the primary.

Do I need an ID to vote?

Voters in New Hampshire are asked to show an approved form of ID. A full list can be seen here. Those without ID may still participate after filling out a challenged voter affidavit, or if they can be personally recognized by a Supervisor of the Checklist, moderator or town or city clerk present at the polls. 

Where is my polling place?

You may find your polling place and its hours of operation by going to "Where do I Vote" under Voting Info on this app.

What do I do if I am told I cannot vote?

The state attorney general has a hotline for reporting problems on election day. Call 1-866-VOTER3 (or 1-866-868-3703). You may also speak to the moderator at your polling place. Remember that even if you do not have ID or your form of ID is being challenged, you have the right to vote after filling out a signed affidavit. 

Information for Non-English speakers:

The League of Women Voters of New Hampshire has kindly compiled voter ID and registration information on printable pdfs in Spanish, Portuguese, and Nepali


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