New Hampshire

Guide to Voting

1. Voter registration

Deadline to Register: November 3, 2020

Voters can register to vote at their local Town or City Clerk’s Office before Election Day OR
Voters can REGISTER THE DAY OF ELECTIONS at the poling place

Link to Application: https://sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/register-to-vote/

2. Check Your registration

Why check your registration? Your address is where election officials send notices, application forms to receive your ballot in the mail, and more. Additionally, poll workers will check if the address on your voter registration matches the address on your ID at the polls.

Contact your local Town or City Clerk’s Office to Check your Registration: https://sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/register-to-vote/town-or-city-clerk-s-office/

Checklist:

  • Is your name spelled correctly? (Correct hyphenations, middle initials, etc)
  • Correct Address
  • Active Voter Status (if not update by sending in another online/mail voter application)
  • Correct Date of Birth
  • Correct Political Party preference

3. Order your mail ballot

Deadline to request mail ballot: november 2, 2020

We recommend requesting your advance mail ballot as soon as possible and well in advance of this deadline in order to ensure that you receive your ballot in time.

Request Mail-In Ballot Here: 
https://sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/absentee-ballots/request-an-absentee-ballot/

Track Absentee Ballot Here:
https://sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/absentee-ballots/request-an-absentee-ballot/

Deadline to return absentee mail Ballot: 
received on or before november 3, 2020 5pm

4. Early voting information

  • New Hampshire does not generally permit early voting or no-excuse absentee voting. **However, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, any voter practicing social distancing will qualify for an absentee ballot on the basis of “disability” for the November general election.**
  • Information regarding voting during the Covid-19 pandemic and necessary forms are available here:https://sos.nh.gov/VotingEmergency.aspx 
    • For more information regarding federal, state and local elections contact your state election official online: https://sos.nh.gov or contact New Hampshire Secretary of State, William M. Gardner by phone: 603.271.3242, email: elections@sos.nh.gov or fax: 603.271.6316.

     5. Be a poll worker

    • Become a poll worker! Election offices are expecting shortages in poll workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    • Poll workers must be 18 years old or over, and a registered voter in their county

    To sign up, contact your local County Clerk: https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/ClerkDetails.aspx

    6. Additional Questions?

     https://sos.nh.gov/

     

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