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Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in New Hampshire.
Excuse required to vote by mail.
Voting by mail is a two-step process in New Hampshire.
Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. You must have an excuse to qualify to vote with an absentee ballot. There is no set deadline but we recommend you request your ballot no later than 7 days before Election Day - if possible, you should apply well before then!
Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.
Remember to sign your return ballot.
After you complete your ballot, sign the affidavit printed on the outside of the envelope.
Be sure that your signature matches your signature on file with the state! If you registered online or at the DMV, check the signature on your license. If the signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed and will not count.
If you return your ballot by mail, you must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot.
You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office.
Your family member may return your ballot for you.
If you would like to vote in person, go to your polling site on Election Day.
New Hampshire does not offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will not count if it is late, or you do not follow directions.
New Hampshire voters need to show Photo ID at the polls. Valid forms of identification include;
Your photo ID must be unexpired or have expired no more than 5 years from Election Day.
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Your state automatically registers people to vote at the address on their drivers license or other state issued ID card. If you have moved but have not updated your ID with your new address, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.
You can register and cast your ballot on Election Day at your local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof or residence with you.
Dates and hours vary by county. Contact your Local Election Office for more information.
You can go to your local clerk's office to vote in person with an absentee ballot. You will request, fill out, and return your ballot in one visit.
Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.
In New Hampshire, you can preregister to vote if you are 18 by the next election. Register to vote today!
Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!
You can not vote in the New Hampshire primaries if you are 17 by the next election.