How to register to vote in New Hampshire

This information is for the November 3rd general election. For information on the September 8, 2020 state primary, check with the New Hampshire election office. New Hampshire voters can register in-person, or if they are unable to do so, can contact their clerk directly to request a voter registration form by mail.

Who can vote

To register in New Hampshire you must:
  • be a resident
  • be 18 years of age or older on the day of the next election
  • be 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.

Online voter registration

New Hampshire does not offer online voter registration.

By-mail voter registration

New Hampshire does not offer by-mail voter registration.

Election Day registration

New Hampshire does offer registration on Election Day.

In-person voter registration

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Military and overseas voters

Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:

  1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
  2. Send the application to your election official.
  3. It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
  4. Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it. Following are recommended return dates to make sure your ballot arrives at your election office on time:
    • 35 days before election – On a ship at sea: September 28, 2020
    • 30 days before election – Outside of the US: October 2, 2020
    • 11 days before the election – Stateside: October 23, 2020
  5. States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven’t received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.

If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:

  • You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
  • If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.

The Federal Voting Assistance Program – FVAP.gov offers additional information on military and overseas voting in New Hampshire. You can also call 1-800-438-VOTE or email vote@fvap.gov

Check your voter registration status

You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using New Hampshire’s voter registration lookup tool.

Dates and deadlines

  • Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
  • You can also register and vote on Election Day.

Election contact information for New Hampshire

Address:
Secretary of State
State House, Room 204, 107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

Phone Number:
603-271-3242