You can vote in NH if…
• You are domiciled in New Hampshire
Domicile means where you live. If you live in more than one place, domicile is the place where you most feel a part of the community for social and civic purposes.
• You are a U.S. Citizen
• You are 18 years or older on Election Day (September 8, 2020 and/or November 3, 2020)
Yes, you can vote if you are experiencing homelessness.
Yes, you can vote if you were formerly incarcerated.
Yes, you can vote if you are on parole or probation.
• Due to recently enacted legislation, absentee ballot request forms now include a specific check box that says: “I am unable to vote in person due to concern for the novel corona virus (COVID-19).” If you are voting by absentee ballot due to any concern related to COVID-19, check this COVID-19 box on your absentee ballot request form.
• There is no COVID-19 check box on the affidavit envelope that you send in with your actual absentee ballot. So, for purposes of this year’s elections, the Secretary of State and Attorney General have issued guidance stating that people may vote by absentee ballot due to COVID-19 by checking the disability box on the affidavit envelope.
The deadline for changing your party affiliation for purposes of the September primary passed on June 2nd. If you are registered undeclared, you will be asked to declare a party affiliation at the polling station or on your absentee ballot request form.
Please contact your town clerk for specific deadlines. You can use our town clerk search form to find your town clerk information.
Try and make sure your documents are received as soon as you’re able.
A domicile is a place that a person treats as a permanent home, or feels most comfortable in. If you are a college student, your domicile will likely be your dorm or off-campus residence.
You will need to prove your identity, age, and citizenship in order to register to vote. Here are some methods you can use to prove:
• A driver’s license or non-driver ID from any state satisfies proof of identity and age.
• A birth certificate, U.S. Passport/Passcard, or naturalization document satisfies proof of citizenship.
It is important to know that New Hampshire Real ID compliant driver’s license is not proof of U.S. citizenship. You will need to provide a passport/passcard, birth certificate, or other document in conjunction with your driver’s license.
If you do not have any of these items, you can prove your age, identity, and domicile in front of an election official while under oath.
Some proof of domicile documents are:
• A document from the school you attend showing you live on campus or your off-campus residence address. This could be an on-line resource from your school that can be shown on your phone to the election official.
• A note signed by a school official, including a Resident Assistant (RA)
• A rental agreement such as a lease or similar document that shows your name and your address. The document must prove that you will live there on Election Day, November 3, 2020
• A document showing that you own the place you are domiciled at, such as a deed, property tax bill, or similar document with your name and address
• A current, unexpired NH resident motor vehicle registration
• A current, unexpired NH driver’s license
• A current, unexpired NH non-driver photo ID
• A voter photo ID issued by the NH Division of Motor Vehicles
• A document showing that you enrolled a dependent minor child in a public school that serves the town or ward of your domicile
• Any state or federal tax form, other government form, or government issued identification (ID) that shows you name and domicile address
• Any form from the US Post Office showing your name and physical address where you are domiciled (this cannot be a P.O. Box)
• A utility bill, such as for electric, telephone, water, gas, or other utility bill with your name and address on it
• A note from a homeless shelter or other service provider located in the town or ward where you will vote that confirms they will receive US mail sent to you at that address
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Maybe – To prove identity when voting, your photo ID must be issued in the name of the registrant, however, if the voter brings the court order where the name was changed with the incorrect identification, the Attorney General finds this solution acceptable. Additionally, voter could choose to execute challenged voter affidavit.
Yes, but you will have to re-register because to prove identity when voting, the name on the ID must match the name on the checklist. Voter may also execute challenged voter affidavit and submit to photograph or execute affidavit of religious exemption.
Yes, but you will need to additionally bring your court order from the name change. Voter may also execute challenged voter affidavit and submit to photograph or execute affidavit of religious exemption.
Yes. There is no requirement that the picture in the photo ID evidence the voter’s current gender.
If you are planning to vote by absentee ballot this year, we recommend that absentee ballot request forms be mailed at least three weeks before election day and completed absentee ballots should be mailed at least one week before election day. You can also visit your town clerk’s office to request and cast your absentee ballot in person before election day. Be sure to first call your town clerk for instructions on their specific hours and procedure.
The secretary of state has said that a completed absentee ballot can be sent with 1 stamp.
In order to be counted, absentee ballots must be received by 5 PM on the day of the election. Remember that the general election is November 3rd, 2020.