New Hampshire

38% of 18-29 year olds voted in the U.S. in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

New Hampshire allows for same-day voter registration, meaning that you are able to register to vote up until the close of polls on Election Day.

Check Registration Status

Check your New Hampshire voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S citizen, be domiciled in New Hampshire, and be 18 years or older on or before Election Day.

  • In order to register, you will need to provide proof of your identity, age, citizenship, and domicile. Acceptable forms of proof are detailed here. If you do not have documents with you that prove your your identity, age, citizenship, and domicile, you may sign an affidavit which is available from the Clerk. More information can be found here.
  • A document from the college in New Hampshire that you attend, showing that you live in campus housing is satisfactory to fulfill the domicile requirement. Many colleges and universities provide students with satisfactory documents already.

Deadline

New Hampshire has same-day voter registration, meaning that you are able to register to vote up until the close of polls on the date of the General Election (November 3, 2020).

 

Voter Registration Process

In New Hampshire, you may register to vote in-person at your local town/city Clerk’s office, with your community’s Supervisors of the Checklist, or at the polling place on Election Day.

  • Find out who your Clerk is and where the town office is located here.
  • If you are unable to appear before the Supervisors of the Checklist due to a physical disability or concern for COVID-19, you can find a voter registration form here.
  • If you are unable to appear before the Supervisors of the Checklist due to a temporary absence from the area, you can find a voter registration form here.
  • Further voter registration information for New Hampshire can be found here.

This page was last updated on 11/2/2020.

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Due to the health risk posed by COVID-19, voters who either have COVID-19, are caring for someone who has COVID-19, or believe that voting in person will expose them to COVID-19 can apply for, and receive an absentee ballot. Further information can be found here.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

In New Hampshire, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail. Eligible reasons to apply for an absentee ballot can be found on the absentee voting application. Click here to access New Hampshire’s absentee voting application.

  • There is no specific deadline for when you must request your absentee ballot. However, if you are requesting your ballot by mail it is recommended that you do so as early as possible to ensure that you allow adequate time to have your ballot mailed to you.
  • The deadline for your absentee ballot to be received by the Clerk’s office is no later than 5pm on Election Day.
  • Further absentee voting information for New Hampshire is listed here.

Early Voting

New Hampshire does not offer early voting.

 

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

 

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, polling places open between 6am and 11am and close at 7pm. Further information for your polling location’s hours can be found here.

  • At the polls, you must present a valid form of photo ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID can be found here. If you do not have a form of photo ID or forget to bring one on Election Day, you can still vote as long as you sign a simple affidavit and have your photo taken. Further information can be found here.
  • Further New Hampshire voting information can be found here.

This page was last updated on 11/2/2020.

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