How to Register to Vote in New Hampshire for the Elections
This article describes how to register to vote in New Hampshire. New Hampshire voters can register in-person, or contact their clerk directly to request a voter registration form by mail.
Register to vote in New Hampshire In-person
- You can also register to vote in person. The deadline to register to vote in person is Tuesday, November 6. Contact your local election officefor information on when and where to register to vote.
- You can also register to vote and cast a ballot in person on Election Day.
- Learn more by visiting the Secretary of State for New Hampshireor contacting your local election official.
Who can vote
- To register in New Hampshire you must be a resident and 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.
Register to vote in New Hampshire By-mail voter registration
Contact your local election official to request a voter registration form, then fill it out and mail it back. The deadline to register to vote by mail is Wednesday, October 24.
Military and overseas voters Register to vote in New Hampshire
Active-duty military, their families, and voters living outside the US can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:
- 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.
- Send the application to your election official.
- 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.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
- 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.
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 6.
- The deadline for registering to vote by mail is Wednesday, October 24. And, in person is Tuesday, November 6.
- You can also register and vote on Election Day.
Click here to view How to Register to Vote in Other States.