Voting in
New Hampshire

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in New Hampshire, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the New Hampshire Election Website or call (603) 271-3242 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - State Primary

9/8/2020
State Primary Election Day
9/8/2020
State Primary In-person deadline
Mixed
State Primary Type

Voting Information for New Hampshire

Don’t miss your next election!

New Hampshire will hold its state primary election on Sep. 8th. You may register to vote with a valid ID on election day. Local clerks determine advance voter registration deadlines.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in New Hampshire:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, Spet. 8th. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Presidential Primaries

Parties have the option of allowing unaffiliated voters to declare a party affiliation at the polls and allow those voters to participate in their primary. Change of party will not be accepted with election day registration.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Varies by local clerk

You can vote in-person at your town or city clerk’s office approximately 30 days before the election, using an absentee ballot.

To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot at least one week before the election. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day. Absentee ballot requests by-mail open 90 days prior to any election.

Whether it’s in-person or by-mail, you’ll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.

 

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Voter ID + Access for New Hampshire

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Pre-registration

    • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.