If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time on Election Day. Simply go to your regular polling place or early voting site to register and vote. Contact your Local Election Official for questions about the process or identification requirements.
To register in New Hampshire you must:
Be a citizen of the United States
Be 18 years of age or older on Election Day
Register to vote only in the town or ward in which you actually live
New Hampshire residents cannot use the National Voter Registration form
New Hampshire strongly prefers that residents register to vote in person
If you cannot register to vote in person, call your town or city clerk and ask them to mail you a New Hampshire Voter Registration Form. This form is not available online. You can only get this form from your town or city clerk
Once you get the New Hampshire voter registration form, fill it out completely and send it back to the address on the form.
If you have any questions, please contact your Local Election Official
New Hampshire absentee ballots
Absentee ballot application deadline:
No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day
Voted ballots are due:
Received by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day (by mail).
Received by 5:00 p.m. on the day before Election Day (in person)
You may vote by absentee ballot in New Hampshire if:
you will be absent on the day of any state election from the county, city, or town in which you are registered to vote
you are unable appear in public on Election Day because of your observance of a religious commitment
you are unable to vote in person by reason of physical disability
you are unable to vote in person by reason of military service
you are unable to appear at any time during polling hours at your polling place because an employment obligation requires you to remain physically at work or to be in transit to or from work from the time the polls open until after the time the polls close
Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
Sign and date where indicated.
Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.
New Hampshire early voting
New Hampshire voter ID
You must provide one of the following forms of photo ID when you vote:
Drivers license from NH or any other state, regardless of expiration date
Photo ID card issued by the NH director of motor vehicles
Voter ID card issued under R.S. 260:21
US armed services photo ID card
US passport, regardless of expiration date
Valid student ID card
Any other valid photo ID issued by federal, state, county or municipal government
Any other photo ID that is determined to be legitimate by the supervisors of the checklist, the moderator, or the town or city clerk, provided that if any person authorized to challenge a voter under RSA 659:27 objects to the use of such photo identification, the voter shall be required to execute a qualified voter affidavit as if no identification was presented.
No, in-person early voting is not allowed in New Hampshire.
You do not need to include a copy of your ID if you are already registered to vote, or if you have already voted in New Hampshire at least once. If you are not yet registered to vote, you must include a copy of your ID with your absentee ballot application. Acceptable forms of ID include a copy of your driver's license or other photo identification that shows your name OR a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and current address.If you are not yet registered to vote
If you are a first-time New Hampshire voter then you must provide ID with your voter registration form. If you forget, you'll need to provide ID the first time you vote in person or by absentee ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include a copy of your driver's license or other photo identification that shows your name OR a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and current address.
Find everything you need to vote in our state election centers