New Hampshire Voter Rights & Information
New Hampshire makes it easy for every citizen to cast a ballot and vote in primary and general elections. According to state law, New Hampshire residents who will be 18 years of age or older on the day of the next election, and a United States Citizen, may register with the supervisors of the checklist or the town or city clerk where they live up to 10 days before any election. You may also register on election day at the polling place. The supervisors of the checklist or your local town or city clerk’s office can provide voters of what proof of qualification they should bring to register. Ask us about NH or share your comments.
New Hampshire Voting Information
Registering to Vote in New Hampshire
The information below is provided from New Hampshire Secretary of Start – William Gardiner.
New Hampshire voters are well know for their fierce independence and active participation in helping to choose our nation’s leaders. NH voters have a long history of picking winning candidates and surprising the “political pundits” on election day. Thousands of residents brave the winter weather to visit with the candidates and listen to their pleas as they speak at town hall meetings, coffee shops and address civic groups. Follow the information below to Vote in New Hampshire.
State of NH Voter Information Lookup
Did you that every registered voter in the state has a record that is public information and available online. The state of NH Public Information Voter Lookup Service offers the following tools for voters;
- Absentee Ballot Search
- Voter Party Affiliation
- Polling Place Search
- Clerk Information Search
- State List of Clerks and Polling Places
Changing Political Party Affiliation in New Hampshire
If you are a party member and wish to change your registration status you better plan in advance. To initiate such a change take one of the following steps:
Meet with the Supervisors of the Checklist no later than May 31, 2016– the last day to change your political party before the state primary election, or register the change with your town or city clerk by that date. This is the last day to change your party affiliation before the primary. It is also the last day to register to vote if you wish to file as a candidate for the state primary election.
If you are a registered member of a party, you may change your registration at any primary, however, you will not be allowed to vote in that primary. Undeclared voters may declare a party and vote at any primary. The law allows an undeclared voter to declare a party at the polls, vote the ballot of that party, and then change their party affiliation back to undeclared simply by completing the form available from the Supervisors of the Checklist at the polling place.
The two parties; Republican and Democratic make up most of the voters here. Many New Hampshire residents are registered as Independents and many others disregard party affiliation to vote for a favorite candidate. This has made for some surprising upsets in New Hampshire elections. Like most New Englanders, many New Hampshire residents tend to be wary of polls and pollsters. Many New Hampshire residents prefer to keep their political views and ideas to themselves. The first voting in New Hampshire takes place in the small, northern town of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.
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