Register to Vote

In order to participate in local or state elections and meetings, you must be registered to vote.  You may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s office more than 10 days prior to an election or at the polls on an election day.  

To be eligible to register and vote you must be 18 years of age or older on the day of the next election, a U.S. citizen, and domiciled in the town or ward where you seek to vote.  You must present proof of age, identification, domicile, and citizenship.  You may present a driver’s license or non-driver ID from any state to prove identity and age.  You may present a birth certificate, passport, or naturalization papers as proof of citizenship.  If you are unable to obtain these papers, you must complete an affidavit of citizenship.

You will also need to prove that you are domiciled in the town or ward where you intend to vote.  Proof can be either by documents (such as a bill, rental or lease agreement, deed, NH driver’s license or registration, etc.) or if you do not have any documents with you, by affidavit.  The law requires a document that "manifests an intent to maintain a single continuous presence for domestic, social, and civil purposes relevant to participating in democratic self-government." RSA 654:12 

Click here to verify if you're registered to vote in New Hampshire.

To change party affiliation, voters must bring their government-issued photo ID into the Town Clerk’s office and complete a new Voter Registration Form indicating their party change. This may be done any time that the Town Clerk is open except for the period of time between the first day of a filing period for a primary election and the election itself.