Absentee Ballot Request

NH State law determines who is qualified to receive an absentee ballot.  Any registered voter unable to appear at the polls in person due to any of the following reasons is eligible:

  1. Being absent from town on election day during the polling hours.
  2. Being unable to appear during polling hours because of an employment obligation. For these purposes, “employment” shall include the care of children or infirm adults, with or without compensation.
  3. Being unable to vote in person due to disability.
  4. Being unable to vote in person due to a religious commitment.
  5. Being confined in a penal institution for a misdemeanor or while awaiting trial.

Absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk’s office during regular open office hours. Completed absentee ballots may be returned in-person up to 5:00pm on the day before the election.  

Absentee ballots returned by mail are accepted up to 5:00pm on the day of the election. If you are going to vote by mail, be sure to allow enough time for us to receive your application, send you the ballot, and for you to complete and mail the ballot back to us so that we receive it by that deadline.

Voters must send a signed written request for an absentee ballot to the Town Clerk or may download and complete an absentee ballot request form below.

  • For a Town Election Absentee Ballot Request Form click here
  • For a State/Federal Election Absentee Ballot Request Form click here

Completed forms can be mailed to the Town Clerk’s office, dropped off in person during our open office hours, emailed, or faxed:

Town Clerk’s Office
2 Main Street
Amherst, NH 03031
Fax (603) 673-4138

Absentee ballots can only be given or mailed directly to the person making the request. Spouses, friends, relatives, etc. cannot receive a ballot for another person.

Uniformed service members and citizens living overseas may file a UOCAVA absentee ballot application.