Instructions for voting

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Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 years old or older on Election Day, Nov 6
  • Be a New Hampshire resident
  • Not have ever been convicted of treason, bribery, a willful violation of state or federal election law, or bribery or intimidation in New Hampshire elections (unless the right to vote is restored by the New Hampshire Supreme Court)
  • Not have been convicted of a felony unless you have been finally discharged, your sentence is currently suspended or you’re out on parole.

How to Vote

Vote early

If you’re eligible, vote before Election Day until Nov 7 by voting an absentee ballot in person. Contact your your town or city clerk for locations and hours.


Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your voting location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring a form of accepted ID


Who can vote early

In order to vote early by mail or in person, you must meet one of the following qualifications:

  • You’ll be away from home on Election Day, Nov 6
  • You can’t go to a voting location on Election Day, Nov 6, because of a religious commitment
  • You have a physical disability
  • Your job requires you to be at work or on the way to or from work during all hours from 7 AM–7 PM on Election Day, Nov 6
Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote early

If you’re eligible, vote before Election Day until Nov 7 by voting an absentee ballot in person. Contact your your town or city clerk for locations and hours.


Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your voting location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring a form of accepted ID.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in New Hampshire. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live at a New Hampshire address
  • Not be in jail or prison for a felony
  • Not currently be judged incapacitated by a court

In person ID requirements

Bring one of the following photo IDs to vote on Election Day, Nov 6. ID is not required when you vote early.

  • A driver’s license issued by any state or the federal government
  • An ID card issued by any state
  • A New Hampshire photo ID for voting identification only
  • A US armed services ID card
  • A US passport
  • A valid student ID card from a New Hampshire school

If you don’t have one of these IDs, you can either:

  • Have your identity verified by a voting official at your voting location
  • Be photographed by a voting official at your voting location before you vote (if you object to being photographed for religious reasons, you can sign a sworn statement instead)

Frequently Asked Questions