FAQs

  • Who is eligible to vote?
    New Hampshire residents who are United States citizens and who will be 18 years of age or older on election day, are eligible to vote. There is no minimum period of time you are required to have lived in the state before being allowed to register. You can only register in the town or ward in which you are domiciled.
    Where am I domiciled?
    Your domicile is that place, more than any other, where you sleep most nights of the year, or to which you intend to return after a temporary absence.
    Examples of temporary absence include:
    • Military and overseas voters
    • Residents of nursing, convalescent, hospital, long term care facilities
    • Teachers or students
    • Voters without a permanent home
    • Persons incarcerated
    • Persons with no new domicile
    • Persons navigating waters
    • Persons who have not gained another domicile anywhere else in the United States
     
    Where and when do I register to vote?

    You may register to vote in the town or city clerk's office in the town or city where you are domiciled up to 10 days before any election or scheduled meeting.

    It may be easier for you to register with your community's supervisors of the checklist. By law, they are required to meet on the Saturday 10 days prior to each election. Check the local newspaper(s) or call your clerk's office for the date and time of such meeting.

    Qualified individuals may also register to vote at the polling place on election day at all elections.

    No matter when or where you register to vote, you will be required to fill out a standard voter registration form, and you will be asked to show proof of identity, age, citizenship, and domicile. These qualifications may be established by signing affidavit(s). 

    Can I register to vote on election day?
    Yes, if you are eligible to vote.
  • How do I change my party affiliation?
    You may change your party affiliation with the clerk of the town or city where you are domiciled or at any scheduled meeting of the supervisors of the checklist except for during the period of time between the first day of the filing period for the primary election and the date of the primary election itself.
    How do I change my name that appears on the voter checklist?
    You may change your name with the clerk of the town or city where you are domiciled up to 10 days before any election or at any scheduled meeting of the supervisors of the checklist. You may also change your name with the supervisors of the checklist on election day at the polling place.
    How do I change my residence address that appears on the voter checklist?

    You may change your address within the same town or city with the clerk of the town or city where you are domiciled up to 10 days before any election or at any scheduled meeting of the supervisors of the checklist. You may also change your address with the inspectors of election (ballot clerks) who check in voters and provide ballots on election day at the polling place, so long as the address is within the same town or ward.

    If you move outside the town or ward where you are registered, you have to re-register in the new town or ward if you wish to vote.