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Requirements to vote:

  • 18 years old on or by Election Day.

  • US citizen.

  • Resident of New Hampshire and the town in which you apply. A person who has come to New Hampshire for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes.

  • Not be convicted of a felony, and if you have been, you must be past your final discharge.

  • Not be convicted of bribery or intimidation relating to elections.

  • Not be found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote.

How do I register?

  • In the state of New Hampshire, you can register via mail, in person, or at your polling place on Election Day. You cannot register online. 

  • To register via mail, call your town or city clerk in order to receive a form. 

    • The deadline to register via mail depends on when your community’s Supervisors of the Checklist are meeting (between 6 and 13 days before Election Day).

  • To register in person, you can go to any of the following locations and fill out a registration. 

    • Your town or clerk’s office

    • Your community’s Supervisors of the Checklist

      • They meet between 6 and 13 days before Election Day. Check your local newspaper, town website, or call your clerk’s office for date and time of the meeting.

    • There is no deadline to register in person.

  • You can also register at your polling location on Election Day.

  • You do not have to be a registered party member to vote in primary elections.

Can I pre-register?

  • You must be 18 or older on the day of the next election to register.

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