Register to Vote in New Hampshire

How to Register

1)  Go to your town or city clerk’s office, where you will fill out a voter registration form.  You will have to provide proof of citizenship, age, and domicile.

2)  It may be easier for you to register with your community’s Supervisors of the Checklist.  By law, they are required to meet on the Saturday 10 days prior to each election.  Check the local newspaper(s) or call your clerk’s office for the date and time of such meeting.   

3)  Qualified individuals may also register to vote at the polling place on election day at all elections.  You will be asked to show proof of age, citizenship and domicile.   

New Hampshire prefers that voters register to vote in person.  If this is impossible for you (because of physical disability, religious beliefs, military service, or because of temporary absence) you can register to vote by mail.  Call your Town or City Clerk and ask them to send you a mail-in voter registration form and a voter registration affidavit (the affidavit is a legal document that states that you are registering by mail because you can't register in person).  Once they mail you the documents, complete both in front of a notary and have the affidavit notarized.  Mail both forms back to your Town or City Clerk.

Registration Eligibility

To register to vote in New Hampshire, you must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen, and
  2. Be 18 years of age or older by the time of the next election.

Note: There is no minimum residency requirement to register to vote in New Hampshire.

Identification Required for Registration

The applicant must prove his or her identity during the application process.  A person who has in his or her immediate possession a New Hampshire driver's license, Armed Services identification, other photo identification issued by the United States government, a photo driver's license issued by any state or the federal government, a United States passport, or photo identification issued by local or state government must present that identification.

A person who does not have an approved photo identification with him or her may establish identity through any reasonable means, including but not limited to:

  • Other forms of photo identification judged to be legitimate and trustworthy by the Supervisors, such as ID badges issued by hospitals, employers, or educational institutions;
  • Verification of the person's identity by another person registered as a voter and known to the supervisor or clerk; and
  • Other reasonable means as determined by the Supervisors.

As a last resort, a person may prove identity by completing the affidavit required of a challenged voter.