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How to vote in New Hampshire! Everything you need to know from registering and voter ID laws to absentee voting and sample ballots!



Check your registration status:
(It says it’s for checking your party affiliation, but it will only pull a record if you’re registered, so no record, no registration.)

Find your town or city clerk:
(For registration, mailing your ballots, and finding your sample ballot)

Apply for an absentee/mail ballot:

Find your polling place:


More states:

Google's simple "How to Register" system:

Hello New Hampshire. Whether this is your first time voting, or you've been a New Hampshire voter for years, I'm glad you're watching this video because the laws in your state have changed a little bit since the last election.
If you want to vote, you will first need to register to vote. If you're not sure whether you're registered already, there's a link in the description where you can check. It says it's for looking up your party affiliation, but it will only pull up a record if you're already registered, so that will give you your answer. You can also check your registration status by calling your town or city clerk's office. There's a link to all their contact information in the description.

So what if you're not registered, or you need to update your name or address on your registration? In New Hampshire, you have to register in person, either at your city or town clerk's office until October 29th or at the polling place on election day. When you register you'll be asked to prove you are who you say you are, that you're over 18, that you live in the ward you'll be voting in, and also that you're a US citizen. You can prove these things by signing an affidavit, basically a written statement that you are telling the truth. But if you can, bring a photo ID like a driver's license, state ID, student ID, or passport and a proof of residence like a bank statement, utility bill, paycheck, or lease with your name and address on it to help the registration process go more smoothly. There's a link in the description where you can find your clerk's office to go get registered. But also remember you can register at the poll on election day.

So once you're registered, you get to vote. In most cases, you're going to be voting in person on November 8th in New Hampshire, unless you'll be out of town on election day, or have a disability, religious belief, or a work shift that doesn't allow you to get to the polls. If any of those situations apply to you, there's a link below where you can apply for an absentee ballot. There's no specific deadline to request it, but the sooner you do it the better. They'll start sending out ballots around October 8th. Once you apply, you'll get your ballot in the mail, and all you have to do is fill it out at your own pace and mail it back in before November 8th, or drop it off at your clerk's office by November 7th.

For the rest of you, you'll need to head to the polls on November 8th. You can look up where you need to go to vote using the link in the description. The hours that polls are open vary from town to town, but that same link where you look up your polling place will tell you exactly when it's open. You'll need to bring a photo ID with you, like a driver's license, state ID, passport, student ID, or military ID. If you don't have one of these, you may be still allowed to vote if you sign an affidavit that says that you are you. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask the poll workers. Remember, they are there to help you vote.

If you want to see everything that's gonna be on the ballot ahead of time, which I suggest you do, you can go to your local clerk's website to find a sample ballot. This gives you a chance to research candidates and other issues in your local elections ahead of time, but don't panic if you see, like, 12 judges elections on there. You don't have to vote for every single item on the ballot for the ballot to be counted. Feel free to leave some things blank. Now if you want to, you can even print out a sample ballot, and fill it out, and bring it along with you to the polls, so you can remember how you wanted to vote. All the links you need to check your registration and polling location, and get your sample ballot will be in the description. Thank you for voting.