ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 4TH
If you or anyone you know has questions about voting, call 844-362-VOTE.
Find out what time your location opens and closes – times do vary.
If you’re 18+, a U.S. Citizen, and live in New Hampshire, voting here is your right—even if someone tells you differently.
VOTER ID: if you have one, bring it. If you don’t you can still vote.
If you have a valid photo ID (this can be a valid NH student ID or a valid driver’s license from any state), you should take it with you to the polls to make voting faster and easier for everyone. If you don’t have ID, you can still prove your identity by swearing to a “challenged voter affidavit.”
If you don’t think you’ll be able to make it to the polls, you may be allowed to vote absentee. New Hampshire election law requires you to vote in person on Election Day unless you are in one of the following categories:
- You will be out of town on Election Day
- Your employment requires you to be at work or commuting to work from the time the polls open until they close (This does not include volunteering for a campaign on Election Day.)
- You cannot appear in public on Election Day because of a religious observance
- You are unable to vote in person due to a disability
You can get an Application to obtain an Absentee Ballot by visiting your Town Clerk’s office or by downloading an Application from the NH Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.nh.gov/electforms.aspx
After you properly complete you Application and return it to your Town Clerk’s office, you should receive Absentee Ballot in the mail within a day or two. We strongly encourage you to fill it out and mail it to your Town Clerk as soon as you receive it. Absentee Ballots must be received in the Town Clerk’s office by the deadlines below:
DUE DATE: November 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM (for hand delivery)
DUE DATE: November 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM (for mail delivery)
Can I vote here?
If you’re living in New Hampshire to attend school here, and you’re 18+ and a U.S. citizen, you have the right to vote in New Hampshire.
If you have a valid photo ID (this can be student ID or a valid drivers’ license from any state), you should take it with you to the polls to make voting faster and easier for everyone. If you don’t have ID, you can fill out a short affidavit and vote. Your vote will count on Election Day.
Will voting affect me in other ways?
Car Registration? Voting in NH does not by itself make you a resident of this state. Courts have repeatedly held that simply voting in NH does NOT make you a resident for motor vehicle purposes, and you will not have to register your car in NH or get an NH license unless you intend to stay in NH.
Financial aid or student loans? Voting in New Hampshire has no effect on federal student loans. In some cases, financial aid or scholarships from outside of NH could be affected by voting in NH, so if you receive financial aid from out of state, check with your financial aid office and/or your aid and loan providers to understand whether voting will affect your educational finances.
Taxes? Taxes are only very rarely affected and then only in cases of individuals with significant assets or liabilities might you be affected.
For additional information, please see the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s Elections Division.