Some elections in this list are local and do not apply for all New Hampshire voters. Please click the “View all” button below to view all election dates in your state.
Absentee ballots are available from your local official approximately 30 days before an election. A person may vote by absentee ballot if:
To request an absentee ballot, you may download the application. You can also submit a request in writing. You must include all the information that is on the application. Don't forget your name, voting address, mailing address and your signature. You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. All absentee ballots must be received by 5pm on Election Day to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. If you have any questions please contact your local official.
Those who requested an absentee ballot but end up voting in person: Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local local official contact info here.Request your Ballot
To see a list of available races, visit the race index.
You can hand-deliver your ballot to your local city or town clerk. You can look up the address of your clerk here. You can also drop off your ballot at your assigned polling location on Election Day.
There is no early voting.
To be eligible to vote you must be:
When registering to vote, you are required to provide proof of identity, age, citizenship, and domicile (where you live).
Proof of identity, age, citizenship and domicile can be shown by providing one or more of the below options:
Identity, age, and citizenship can be proven by affidavit if you do not have documents for these.
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)
Student Photo IDs (issued or expiration date within 5 years)
If you are over 65 years old you may use a photo ID regardless of its expiration date. Voters younger than 65 years old may not use a photo ID that has been expired more than 5 years.
If you do not have an approved photo ID you may get a free photo ID for voting purposes only by presenting a voucher from your town/city clerk to any New Hampshire DMV office that issues identification.
Voters can call or text 844-338-8743 at any time to reach VoteRiders Voter ID Helpline
Official results are never available on Election Day. Election officials are working around the clock to count an unprecedented number of ballots, and it’s essential that they take the time to make sure every vote is counted.
Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.
Official election results will be uploaded on New Hampshire’s Secretary of State website as they become available.Official Results
You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependent 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.
In order to be a poll worker in New Hampshire, you must:
To sign up, contact your local board of elections.
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.
Because there is Election Day registration, there is no provisional ballot process.
All polling places have accessible equipment for voting. The vast majority of polling places are handicapped accessible.
Any voter after appearing at the polling place location prior to the closing of the polls, who declare to the moderator under oath that said voter is unable to access a polling place due to disability shall, upon the voter's request, have the required documents delivered to the voter outside the guardrail by the town clerk or assistant. The absentee ballot delivered by the town clerk or assistant shall be processed using the same procedures as any other absentee ballot.
For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.
If you would like to be listed in the registration database before Election Day, your registration form must be received by your local Board of Elections 6-13 days before Election Day (depending on local schedules).
You may register to vote at the polls on Election Day. You will be asked to show proof of age, citizenship and address in order to register.
For more information about registering to vote, please contact the Secretary of State.
Time off to vote is subject to the employer, there is no requirement for employers to grant time off to vote for employees.
To verify your voter registration statusclick here!
The voting systems used in New Hampshire are optical scan and paper ballots.
Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.
Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.
You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.