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New Hampshire

Abbreviation: 
NH

New Hampshire Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in New Hampshire you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older on Election Day (you may register at 17 years old if you are 18 years old by the next election date)
  • A U.S. citizen

 

New Hampshire ID Needed for Voting

A photo ID will be requested of you, but you may sign a simple affidavit and have your photo taken.

Acceptable Federal and State Photo IDs (may be expired within the last five years, unless you are over 65 and then no expiration restrictions apply)

New Hampshire Polling Place Hours

The polling place hours of operation vary in New Hampshire. In general, polling places open between 6:00 am and 11:00 am and close at 7:00 pm. Contact your local election officials for hours in your community.

New Hampshire Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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New Hampshire does not have early voting.

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Absentee ballots are avaiable from your town or city clerk approximately 30 days before an election. A person may vote by absentee ballot if:

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The voting systems used in New Hampshire are optical scan and paper ballots.

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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
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1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)

 

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