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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.

Don’t miss your next election!

New Hampshire relies on in person voter registration with valid ID at the local clerk's office or on Election Day. The voter registration deadline is determined by the local clerk, but is most often Oct. 21st.

This year, due to COVID-19, you can request to register to vote by mail directly from your local clerk. It is recommended that you start this process at least two weeks before Oct. 21st.

Your polling place hours vary by municipality, but must open by 11 a.m. and cannot close before 7 p.m.

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.


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. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic is a qualifying excuse for all voters to vote with an absentee ballot.

 


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.

    Have you been convicted of a felony?

    See what the registration laws are in your state below.

    Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

    Voting and attending college?

    Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

    College Student Voting Info