New Hampshire
Secretary of State

2020 Election Information

State Primary Election - September 8, 2020
State Primary Results

Candidate Filings - Republican | Democratic
EXCEL Files - Republican | Democratic
Declarations of Intent - Qualified Candidates | Withdrawals and Removals

Candidates Agreeing to Spending Limits - per RSA 664:5-a

The Secretary of State held the following draws on June 17, 2020 pursuant to:
RSA 656:5 Party Columns for 2020 General Election
RSA 656:5-a Order of Candidate Names on  Ballots (State Representative and Delegate to the Republican State Convention)


State General Election - November 3, 2020

Certificates of Nomination for President and Vice-President of the United States | Republican | Democratic | Libertarian
Presidential Electors | Republican | Democratic | Libertarian

Partial Processing of Absentee Ballots

Ballot Law Commission

Click on the appropriate year-range below to view issues that have been submitted to the Ballot Law Commission.

2020 Ballot Law Commission

2017 - 2018

2015 - 2016

2010 - 2014


2002 - 2004

1998 - 2001

1995 - 1997

1990 - 1994

Election Dates

Upcoming Elections

Stay up-to-date with upcoming elections by viewing the New Hampshire Political Calendar. Download your copy here. You may also contact your town or city clerk office for additional Election details.


New Hampshire Election Dates: 2020 – 2021

Town Elections: March 10, 2020

Alternate Town Elections: May 12, 2020

New Hampshire First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary: February 11, 2020

State Primary Election: September 8, 2020

State General Election: November 3, 2020


Town Elections: March 9, 2021

Alternate Town Elections: May 11, 2021


652:21 Authority; Format. Prior to the state primary election, the secretary of state with the advice and approval of the attorney general shall prepare a political calendar for state and town elections setting forth the dates when action required under the election laws must be taken. Any action taken by any candidate or official in connection with the election laws which shall be taken in accordance with the dates set forth in said calendar shall be deemed to be duly performed for the purposes of the election laws. The expense of printing said political calendar shall be a charge upon the appropriation for the office of the secretary of state.

Get more information about the laws setting the deadlines and dates related to elections here Election day laws here.

Election Integrity

Following are reports submitted by the Attorney General's office or by Election Monitors appointed under RSA 659:77.

Voter Fraud Investigation Report - 2006
Voter Fraud Investigation Report - 2008
Voter Fraud Investigation Report - 2010
Report of Election Monitor Re. New Boston January 10, 2012
Derry State Primary Complaint - October 20, 2016
Derry Election Report by Election Monitor

How to File an Election Law Complaint
If you have witnessed efforts to commit any kind of fraud or corruption in the voting process, you may report this to:
The Moderator at your polling place

The N.H. Attorney General's Office at 1-866-868-3703 (866-VOTER03) or Click on Election Law Complaint for more information.

The Secretary of State's Office at 603-271-3242 or

For federal offenses, you may also notify the U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire at 603-225-1552
If you have witnessed actual or attempted acts of discrimination or intimidation in the voting process, you may report to the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice at 202-514-4609

Election Officials


Are Your Voting Rights Being Violated?   #8-2019
Prohibited Acts Poster   #2-2019

Purity of Elections
Election Day Registration and NH Voter ID Law    #3-2019
What Constitutes Voter Fraud    #4-2019
How are Votes Challenged   #6-2019
Voter ID Explanatory Document   #5-2019
Voter ID Law-July 2019
Voters Needing Assistance to Mark a Ballot   #7-2019


Asserting a Challenge Form | Challenged Voter Affidavit
Attorney General Checklist - 2020 Presidential Primary
Ballot Clerk Procedure - Primary | General
Camera Instructions
Electronic Ballot Counting Devices - Instruction - Primary | General
Moderators Worksheet - 2020 Primary or General
Absentee Ballot Processing on Election Day - Do not compare signatures


Absentee Voter - Affidavit required
 Absentee Ballot Instructions - 2020 Primary and General Election
Absentee Voter - Notice of Requirements
Attorney General Checklist - 2020 Residential Primary
Ballot Clerk Procedure - Primary Election - General Election
Camera Instructions
Electronic Ballot Counting Devices - Instructions - Primary Election | General Election


Lists of colleges and schools which provide valid student identification
for voting purposes:

College, university, or career school in N.H. and approved to operate or licensed
to operate in N.H.
Public high schools in N.H.
Non Public high schools in N.H. accredited by a private school accrediting agency that
is recognized by the Department of Education.

Supervisors of the Checklist

Federal Post Card Application


Sealing Label Identifying Ballots Cast

Inspectors of Election

Ballot Clerk Procedure - Primary Election - General Election

Election Forms




Election Results


Presidential Primary | State Primary | General Election


State Primary | General Election


Presidential Primary | State Primary | General Election


State Primary | General Election


Presidential Primary | State Primary | General Election


State Primary | General Election


Presidential Primary | State Primary | General Election

Election Videos

The links below will take you to the N.H. Secretary of State's YouTube channel to view the chosen videos:


One4All Accessible System Hardware Setup (6 minutes)

Electronic Poll Books Forum, Dr. Alexander Schwarzmann, Dept. Head,
Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut
(1 hr. 10 min)

Communicating with Voters with Disabilities (14.16 minutes)

Elections & Voting Division

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Special Elections

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2017 -2018 Special Elections

2015 - 2016 Special Elections

2013 - 2014 Special Elections

2012 Special Elections

2011 Special Elections

Voter Registration & Motor Vehicle Law Jointly Issued FAQs

This joint guidance is provided in consultation with the Attorney General’s Office.  The following guidance on voter registration is provided by the Secretary of State.  The following guidance on the motor vehicle laws is provided by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety.

For more information on Registering to Vote in New Hampshire, please visit:
Registering to Vote in New Hampshire.”

For election-related questions, please contact:

For more information about becoming a new resident for vehicle registration and driver license purposes, please visit: 

For motor vehicle related questions, please contact:

Frequently Asked Questions