For more information, including a further description of domicile: https://sos.nh.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=8589993087
May be done prior to an election at your town or city clerk's office or with your community's Supervisors of the Checklist or on election day at your polling place.
The voter registration form is available at the town or city clerk's office.
Available to those who meet the state's qualifications and are unable to register in person because of disability or temporary absence.
Request an absentee voter registration affidavit, NH voter registration form, and instructions from your town or city clerk.
There is no online registration in New Hampshire.
Choosing a political party:
You may choose a political party affiliation when you register, but it is not required.
To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, visit your town or city clerk's office.
Party affiliation may be changed with the clerk of the town or city where you are domiciled or at any scheduled meeting of the Supervisors of the Checklist except for during the period of time between the first day of the filing period for the primary election and/or the presidential primary election and the date of the primary election itself.
The board of supervisors of the checklist or board of registrars in each town or city maintain the checklist. To remove someone from a voter roll, contact the local supervisors of the checklist or the town clerk.
If you don't have the documentation necessary to prove identity, age, and/or citizenship, you may provide proof by signing a Qualified Voter Affidavit, under oath, in front of an election official. If you don't have any document proving your domicile, you can prove domicile by signing a Domicile Affidavit.
The completed absentee voter registration affidavit must be witnessed.
The completed absentee voter registration affidavit, NH voter registration form, and copies of documents showing evidence of qualifications are returned to the town or city clerk.
See above for information about ID requirements.
There is no online registration in New Hampshire.
More information: https://sos.nh.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=8589993087
First-time voters who need to register, please see the Registration tab for information. First-time voters who are already registered, please see the information for All Other Voters below.
Voters who are not voting for the first time can present:
Photo IDs include
Any voter unable to provide the identification above will be permitted to vote after executing a challenged voter affidavit
More information: https://sos.nh.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=8589991738
Department of Motor Vehicles
Obtaining a Driver’s License
In order to apply for and receive an absentee ballot, one of the following must be true:
An absentee ballot can also be requested on the Monday immediately prior to an election if the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning, blizzard warning, or ice storm warning for election day applicable to your town, city, or unincorporated place and either you are elderly or infirm or have a physical disability, and would otherwise vote in person but you have concerns about your safety traveling in the storm OR you anticipate that school, child care, or adult care will be canceled and you would otherwise vote in person but will need need to care for children or infirm adults.
Application for Absentee Ballot: https://sos.nh.gov/ElecForms2.aspx
Requirements and Instructions for Absentee Ballot: https://sos.nh.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=8589993231
Track your absentee ballot: https://sos.nh.gov/VoteInforLook.aspx
Any voter may request an absentee ballot for the September 2020 Primary and November 2020 General Elections based on concerns regarding COVID-19 per an April 10, 2020 Memorandum from the NH Secretary of State and NH Attorney General: https://www.nhmunicipal.org/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/voting_by_absentee_ballot_during_the_state_of_emergency_related_to_covid-19.pdf
Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:
Town-by-town sample ballots:https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/PollingPlaceSearch.aspx
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
|Federal (even years)||
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2020)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2020)
Representative (elected every two years)
|State (even years)||
Governor, Executive Councilor (elected every two years; next election in 2020)
State Senator (elected every two years)
State Representative (elected every two years)
|County (even years)||Sheriff, Attorney, Treasurer, Register of Deeds, Register of Probate, County Commissioners|
Town Meetings (annual)
Municipal (odd years)
Boards, commissions, or committees
Aldermen or Selectmen
Local ballot measures
Presidential Primary Election: February 11, 2020
Town Election - March 10, 2020
Alternate Town Election - May 12, 2020
State Primary Election - September 8, 2020
General Election - November 3, 2020
2020-2021 Political Calendar: https://sos.nh.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=8589993085
New Hampshire doesn't have a voter bill of rights.
If you have witnessed efforts to commit any kind of fraud or corruption in the voting process, you may report this to:
For federal offenses, you may also notify the U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire at 603-225-1552
If you have witnessed actual or attempted acts of discrimination or intimidation in the voting process, you may report to the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice at 202-514-4609
NH Campaign Finance System (https://cfs.sos.nh.gov/) provides access to information filed by candidates, Political Committees, and Candidate Committees.
Find your state legislator: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/default.aspx
Government Resources in New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/government/
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
Find useful voter information including:
Librarians from the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT), a Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA), created these reference guides. These guides are intended for informational purposes only and are not in any way intended to be legal advice.
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