New Hampshire
Secretary of State

Register to Vote

Registering to Vote in New Hampshire is easy! Register to vote at your town hall before the deadline or register to vote the day of the election at the polling place. No matter when or where you decide to register, you will be required to complete a Voter Registration form. New Hampshire inhabitants who will be 18 years of age or older on the day of the next election, and a United States citizen. There is no minimum period of time you are required to have lived in the state before being allowed to register.You may register as soon as you move into your new community.

Town or City Clerk's Office

Registering to Vote in New Hampshire

At the Polls On Election Day


Registration Deadlines

Election Dates

Polling Location

Finding your polling location is easy with New Hampshire's voter information look-up. You may also register to vote at your polling place. If you're a uniformed or overseas voter, check out the Uniformed & Overseas voter section.



Voter Information Look-up

Absentee Ballot - Party - Polling Place

Uniformed & Overseas

Uniformed citizens as well as citizens living overseas are eligible to register to vote as well as request absentee if they meet New Hampshire voter registration requirements.  Choose the option that best suites you.

Register to Vote

As a uniformed service member or citizen living overseas, you may register to vote using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)...

Request Absentee Ballot

Uniformed service member and overseas voters may request absentee ballots using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)...


Learn more about the Federal Post Card Application and Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot.

Absentee Ballots

New Hampshire voters may vote by absentee ballot for specific reasons. The reasons include; being absent from the voter’s city or town, a religious observance, disability or illness, and employment commitments (including caregiving) during the entire time the polls are open. Absentee ballots may also be available when a weather emergency impacts an election.

Concerns over COVID-19 is a permissible reason for a voter to request an absentee ballot for the 2020 elections. More information can be found here

Request An Absentee Ballot

For more information on requesting an absentee ballot and obtaining the appropriate forms, click here.

Uniformed & Overseas Ballots

Uniformed service member and overseas citizens have special provisions that apply to them making voting easier from abroad. To learn more, click here.

Absentee Ballot Status

Check the status of your personal absentee ballot using a secure link by clicking here.

Voting in New Hampshire

Turnout Charts:
1976-2016 Presidential Elections Turnout Based on Voting Age Population (VAP)
New Hampshire Voter Turnout and US Voter Turnout 1952-2016    

Campaign Finance

Electronic Poll Books

Ballot Counting Devices

Electronic Ballot Counting Devices- AccuVote currently in use in New Hampshire

Frequently Asked Questions

Master Election Ballot Column Rotation 2012 - 2020

Column Rotation - 2020

Rotation Order of Names on Ballots - town elections (June 2020-June 2022)

Polling Places for State Election in Towns and Cities

 Voter Registration Deadlines

State Election Results

Voter ID Law and Voter ID Explanatory Document

The Secretary of State, Attorney General, and Commissioner of the Dept. of Safety have jointly issued this guidance which affirms the written guidance and training previously provided to all election officials regarding the effect of HB 1264.

Registering to Vote in New Hampshire | Voting as a College Student | Incarcerated Felons | Voting Absentee |

Voting Districts

2019 Election Law Changes | 2020-2021 Political Calendar |2020 Presidential Primary Calendar | Election Procedure Manual

State Representative Roster 2019 - 2020 | County Roster - 2019-2020

How to File for President as a Third Party in the General Election

Party Registration/Names on Checklist History


Voting With Disabilities

The New Hampshire Constitution, as amended by the voters of New Hampshire in 1984, requires that all polling places be accessible, and that absentee voting be available to voters who are unable to vote in person.

Polling Place Accessibility

Each polling place is equipped with an accessible voting system to assist voters with a disability to independently and privately mark a ballot at every state election with a federal office on the ballot.  The system is called “one4all” and is available for use by any voter.

A tablet computer attached to a printer allows a voter to independently and privately produce a marked ballot using either an audio or an enhanced visual interface. Local election officials provide the voter with instructions on using this system. The ballot will look the same as and be counted in the same manner as all other election day ballots.

A voter who needs assistance marking his or her ballot at the polling place may ask the Moderator to authorize assistance from an election official or a person of the voter’s choosing.

Every polling place must be accessible to persons with a disability.  

If a voter is unable to enter the polling place, an election official will assist the voter to cast his or her ballot from a vehicle parked curbside using the Absentee Voter procedure. Voting absentee in this manner is for use only in the event an unforeseen accessibility issue arises.

The New Hampshire Attorney General enforces the state’s election laws, including requirements for accessible voting.

For more information, please access the FAQ  section for Voters with Disabilities at this link.

The Application for an Accessible Electronic Absentee Ballot can be read with NVDA and JAWS screen readers using Adobe Reader, which is a free download available here.  To fill out the Application, download it and open it in Adobe.

Voter Assistance

An absentee voter with a disability may receive assistance in voting from any person.

Communicating with Voters with Disabilities


Accessible Voting

Application for an Accessible Electronic Absentee Ballot

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