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New Hampshire

Population

1,359,711

Voting-Age Pop.

1,048,201

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 48 %
Trump 47 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com


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  • Online Registration

    No
  • Early Voting
    Yes
  • Same-Day Registration
    Yes
  • ID Required
    Yes

Voter Resources

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Register to vote today

Ahead of Election Day, make sure you’re registered to vote and your voting record is up to date. Check out state resources here.


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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

If you are voting absentee because of Covid-19 concerns, execute the affidavit “Absence Because of Religious Observance or Physical Disability." Even if you do not consider yourself a person with disability in other circumstances, this term applies for registering to vote and voting in 2020.

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  • No, residents of New Hampshire must register for an absentee ballot for the general election.

Mail Outline Icon Is this state automatically sending an absentee or mail-in ballot?

No, residents of New Hampshire must register for an absentee ballot for the general election.

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  • An absentee ballot application can be downloaded from the secretary of state’s homepage by clicking on “Voting During the Covid-19 State of Emergency."

Request your absentee ballot from your town/city clerk as early as possible

An absentee ballot application can be downloaded from the secretary of state’s homepage by clicking on “Voting During the Covid-19 State of Emergency."

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  • At this time, the New Hampshire secretary of state website doesn't show a date when the state will begin mailing absentee ballots.


    If you have further questions about voting by mail, please contact your election clerk.

When will I receive my ballot?

At this time, the New Hampshire secretary of state website doesn't show a date when the state will begin mailing absentee ballots.


If you have further questions about voting by mail, please contact your election clerk.

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  • Your ballot must be received by the town or city clerk no later than 5pm on Election Day in order to be submitted for counting.

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Your ballot must be received by the town or city clerk no later than 5pm on Election Day in order to be submitted for counting.

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  • You may register and vote absentee (by mail) if:


    - You are ill due to Covid-19, or caring for someone with Covid-19 symptoms.

    - You are concerned that registering or voting in person will expose you or others to Covid-19.

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You may register and vote absentee (by mail) if:


- You are ill due to Covid-19, or caring for someone with Covid-19 symptoms.

- You are concerned that registering or voting in person will expose you or others to Covid-19.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

Yes

New Hampshire offers in-person absentee voting.


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

Yes

Register to vote at your town hall or register to vote on Election Day at the polling place.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

Yes

Find the links below to the State of New Hampshire Voter ID Law as well as Explanatory Document on how the voter ID law will be implemented.



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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - sos.nh.gov

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • Driver's License

    Issued by the federal government

  • US Armed Services Identification Card

  • US Passport or Passcard

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  • Driver's License

    Issued by any state

  • Nondriver's Identification Card

    Issued by the motor vehicles division, department, agency, or office of any other state

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  • Valid Student Identification Card

  • Identification Card

    Issued under RSA 260:21, RSA 260:21-a, or RSA 260:21-b


COVID-19 Icon Covid-19 Voting Resources

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Covid-19 Voting

Voting resources regarding Covid-19 are developing.

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US Elections, Explained

What you should know about what's happening with the 2020 election and how it all works.

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