- Statement of Secretary of State Bill Gardner regarding the Impact of H.R. 1 on New Hampshire Elections
- Special Election - Bow & Dunbarton (Merrimack District 23)
- Special Election-Town of Merrimack
- Voter Registration & Motor Vehicle Law Jointly Issued FAQs
- CUSTOMER ALERT 2020 Certificate of Status Request Form from “NH Certificate Service”
Elections & Voting Division
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Electronic Poll Books
VENDORS: Vendor responses to Secretary of State's request for information (RFI) in preparation for the Vendor Fair, March 31, 2017
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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
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
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
Request Absentee Ballot
FPCA & FWAB
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.
Request An Absentee Ballot
Uniformed & Overseas Ballots
Absentee Ballot Status
Voting in New Hampshire
Electronic Ballot Counting Devices- AccuVote currently in use in New Hampshire
Frequently Asked Questions
- Voter Registration
- Voting in Party Primaries
- Voters with Disabilities
- Uniformed and Overseas Voters
- Uniformed and Overseas Voters - Voter Registration
- Uniformed and Overseas Voters - Absentee Ballot Request
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.
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.
Communicating with Voters with Disabilities
Voting During COVID-19 State of Emergency
NH Votes Safe 2020 Video