New Hampshire
Secretary of State

Election Laws

New Hampshire Election Laws

 

Chapter 652     General Provisions
Chapter 653     Election of Officers and Delegates
Chapter 654     Voters and Checklists
Chapter 655     Nominations
Chapter 656     Preparation of Voting Material
Chapter 657     Absentee Voting Chapter
Chapter 658     Pre-Election Procedure
Chapter 659     Election Procedure
Chapter 660     Post-Election Procedure
Chapter 661     Vacancies Among Public Officers Elected at State Elections
Chapter 662     Elective Districts - Executive Council - State Senate - State Representative - County Commissioner
Chapter 662-A  Division of State Representative Districts of Towns
Chapter 663     Questions to Voters
Chapter 664     Political Expenditures and Contributions
Chapter 665     Ballot Law Commission
Chapter 666     Provisions for Purity of Elections
Chapter 667     Constitutional Conventions and State Party Conventions
Chapter 668     Provisions for Unincorporated Places
Chapter 669     Town Elections
Chapter 670     Village District Elections
Chapter 671     School District Elections
Chapter 39       Time for Holding Town Meetings and Warning Thereof (SB2)
Chapter 40       Government of Town Meeting (SB2)  

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Help America Vote Act

The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was passed by congress in 2002, and required every state to create and maintain a statewide, centralized voter database, provide accessible voting equipment in every polling place, provide poll worker training, enforce the federal act, and provide voter education on HAVA.

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Voter Identification Law

Find the links below to the State of New Hampshire Voter ID Law as well as Explanatory Document on how the Voter ID law will be implemented. Lists of the colleges and schools that fall under the approved forms of photo identification can also be found below by clicking on the available links.  

Voter Identification Law   

Explanatory Document

RSA 659:13, II (5)(A)(i - iii)  

(i) College, university, or career schools in New Hampshire and approved to operate or licensed to operate in New Hampshire.
(ii) Public high schools in New Hampshire.
(iii) Non Public high schools in New Hampshire accredited by a private school accrediting agency that is recognized by the department of education.  

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Election Procedure Manual

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Political Calendar

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