Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 27

New Hampshire does not have in-person early voting. If you cannot vote in person on election day, you can request a mail-in absentee ballot, more information below.

New Hampshire’s Address Confidentiality Program provides absentee voting and hides the voter registration records of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons upon their release from incarceration.

ID Requirements for Voting: Photo ID is requested. If ID is not shown, the voter signs a challenged voter affidavit and votes on a regular ballot. A voter verification form must be signed and returned within 90 days.

Absentee Voting: Absentee voting eligibility has been extended for primary and general elections to any voter who is ill from COVID-19 or who fears that voting in-person will expose them themself or others to COVID-19. An excuse is required to request an absentee ballot. Voters must request the ballot in writing and fill out the form by hand, no electronic signatures are accepted. The application should be mailed to their city or town clerk’s office. View the excuses and the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

New Hampshire is one of six states with two women Senators and one of seven that has 50% or more women in its Congressional delegation. New Hampshire ranks 14th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation

New Hampshire State Legislature

Voter Turnout

New Hampshire had higher voter turnout than the United States overall for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size