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.
Have more questions about voting?
Read our voting FAQ
Important Dates - Presidential Primary
Voting Information for New Hampshire
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 regsitration.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Don’t miss your next election!
Don’t miss your next election! You may register to vote with valid ID on Election Day. Preregistration is recommended. Voters affiliated with a party that wish to participate in New Hampshire’s closed primary elections under a different affiliation may change party up to 1 day before the election. Unaffiliated voters may choose to vote in either party’s primary.Find Your Representatives What Do Your Representatives Stand For?
Early Voting + Absentee Voting
Early Voting Dates: Varies by county clerk
You can vote in person at your county 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 (click here) by February 10th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.
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.
Voter ID + Eligibility for New Hampshire
Voter ID Requirements
More on student ID cards
Acceptable student photo ID cards must be issued by:
- A college, university, or career school approved or licensed to operate in New Hampshire
- A public high school in New Hampshire
- A non-public high school in New Hampshire accredited by a private school accrediting agency that is recognized by the NH Department of Education
- Dartmouth College
- A college or university operated by the university system of New Hampshire or the community college system of New Hampshire
What if I do not have an approved photo ID?
A voter who does not have an approved photo ID may obtain a free photo ID for voting purposes only by presenting a voucher from their town/city clerk or the Secretary of State to any NH DMV office that issues identification.
Is there any post-election action required by me after I vote without an approved photo ID?
After November 1, 2012, if you filled out a “challenged voter affidavit” in order to vote on Election Day, you will receive a verification letter from the Secretary of State, requesting confirmation that you voted in the election. If you do not respond in writing to the Secretary of State within 90 days of the date it was mailed, the Attorney General will conduct an investigation to determine whether fraudulent voting occurred.
Where can I get more information? Your city or town clerk or the Secretary of State.
Find out more about your rights in New Hampshire.
You may pre-register for All Elections
You may vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election