Voting in New Hampshire is quick and easy, especially when you bring appropriate identification. A valid state driver’s license or non-driver ID proves your identity, your age, and your domicile (if it shows the address you are claiming as your voting domicile). A lease or piece of mail will also show your domicile. A birth certificate (or copy) or passport will prove your citizenship. If you lack proper identification, you may fill out an affidavit (a legal document attesting to your identity and domicile)**. You may register in person at the town or city clerk’s office up to 10 days prior to an election, or on Election Day at the polling place.
Voting in Durham or using your college address
New Hampshire election law provides college students with a special privilege when determining where they register to vote. A college student in New Hampshire may choose as his/her voting domicile either the domicile he/she held before entering college or the domicile he/she has established while attending college. Students may ONLY have one voting domicile.
Students choosing to vote in Durham will do so at Oyster River High School. Visit the Durham Town Clerk’s office for more information.
For more important information about registering with your college address, visit the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s Election Division.
Voting in another NH city or town
Register ahead of time or request an absentee registration affidavit and voter form from your city or town clerk. On election day, you may vote by absentee ballot or in person, visit the Secretary of State’s website to find your polling place and polling hours.
Voting in another state
Contact your town clerk or Secretary of State or visit the Election Assistance Commission for easy-to-follow links, and registration forms.
** Of Note: RSA 659:13 requires that, before any voter can obtain a ballot, the voter must either show an approved form of identification or complete a Challenged Voter Affidavit. Please note that voters who complete an Affidavit will receive a card from the NH Secretary of State after the election seeking confirmation that the person did in fact vote. The Attorney General’s Office is required to investigate all Challenged Voter Affidavits for which the Secretary of State does not receive a confirmation of vote by mail.