Voting in New Hampshire
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- 1 Registration
- 2 Voting on Election Day
- 3 Absentee voting
- 4 Early voting
- 5 Election policy ballot measures
- 6 Recent news
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
For full information about voting in New Hampshire, contact the state election agency.
To vote in New Hampshire, you must be a New Hampshire resident and United States citizen who will be 18 years of age or older on the day of the next election.
When and where
You may register with the town or city clerk's office or with the community's Supervisors of the Checklist. Registration must be completed at least 10 days before the election if done in this fashion. You can also register at the polls on Election Day. Proof of age, citizenship, and residence is required to register.
As of May 2015, New Hampshire is one of 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration.
Voting on Election Day
- See also: Voter identification laws by state
Beginning in 2015, voters in New Hampshire must present photo identification at the polls.
On June 27, 2012, the New Hampshire State Senate and the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to override the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 289, the state's photo voter identification law. The Senate voted 18-5, while the House voted 231-112. The two-thirds requirement to override the governor's veto was met. Both re-introduced and approved an amended version of House Bill 1354. Before implementation, the new law required DOJ clearance. New Hampshire debuted the new voter identification law in the September 2012 primaries. However, voters could still cast a ballot without identification. For the November 2012 elections, a voter could cast a ballot without identification, but was required to sign an affidavit. After the election, the New Hampshire Attorney General planned to contact each person who signed an affidavit to verify his or her identity. A strict photo ID requirements took effect in 2015.
- See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times
New Hampshire utilizes a mixed primary system. An unaffiliated may vote in the primary, but in order to do so, he or she must choose a party before voting.
- See also: Absentee voting
There is no specific deadline for applying for an absentee ballot. The ballot must be returned either in person by 5 p.m. the day before the election or by mail. If returned by mail, the ballot must be received by 5 p.m. on Election Day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- See also: Early voting
New Hampshire is one of 14 states that do not permit early voting in any form.
Election policy ballot measures
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Ballotpedia has tracked the following ballot measures relating to election and campaign policy in New Hampshire.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the terms "New Hampshire voting."
- Some of the stories below may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of Google's news search engine.
Elections in New Hampshire
- New Hampshire elections, 2016
- New Hampshire elections, 2015
- New Hampshire elections, 2014
- New Hampshire elections, 2013
- New Hampshire elections, 2012
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "Voter Registration," accessed June 10, 2014
- Valley News, "Voter ID Compromise, Medical Marijuana Approved in N.H.," June 27, 2013
- Union Leader, "Legislature overrides Lynch veto on voter ID," June 27, 2012
- Union Leader, "Attorney general asks DOJ to expedite voter ID review," July 11, 2012
- Pew Center on the States, "Voter ID Rolls Out in New Hampshire," October 4, 2012
- Vote411.org, "Voting In New Hampshire," accessed January 3, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State Website, "How to Register to Vote in New Hampshire," accessed January 3, 2014
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, "How to Register to Vote," accessed December 16, 2013
- Long Distance Voter, "New Hampshire Absentee Ballot Guide," accessed December 16, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- National Conference of State Legislatures, "Absentee and Early Voting," accessed December 16, 2013
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