Voter ID
in New Hampshire

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

Acceptable ID Types for New Hampshire

New Hampshire voters need to show Photo ID at the polls.  Date of expiration or issuance not to exceed five years, unless the voter is age 65 or older, then the ID may be expired. If a voter lack all of the following forms of ID, a moderator can also serve as verification of a voter's identity. Valid forms of identification include;

  • Driver's license from any state or federal government
  • Non-driver ID card, from any state
  • US Military ID
  • US Passport
  • Student ID, issued by accredited and approved institutions in NH (if from postsecondary school, date of issuance is required)
  • Any other photo ID considered legitimate

Voter ID Details

Voters in NH must show ID at the polls to vote. If the registered voter does not have an acceptable ID with them at the polls and an election official can't verify their identity, the voter may vote after executing a challenged voter affidavit. If someone moves to a new New Hampshire address less than 30 days before voting they must provide proof of intent to stay in the state to the town clerk. If the voter does not present this proof they may be investigated or receive a home visit from election officials. For more information, click here.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You may cast a regular ballot without an ID if they execute a "challenged voter affidavit" and have your photo taken. OR You may cast a regular ballot without providing ID if the municipal moderator, supervisor of the checklist, or clerk verifies your identity.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

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