How to Vote in New Hampshire’s General Election
The campaigning, debates, relentless ads, and social media back-and-forth all comes down to Election Day Tuesday, when voters have the final say on a wide range of local, regional, and statewide offices.
The polls open Tuesday morning and close by 8 p.m. across the state for voting. New Hampshire does not have an early voting option except for absentee ballots.
COAST buses will again provide free rides to the polls. On an honor system, riders just need to tell the driver they are on their way to vote.
The basics of primary day voting:
WHO CAN VOTE: Residents age 18 and older are eligible to vote. You may register to vote for the first time at your polling place on Election Day. Registrants will be required to complete a Voter Registration form and provide proof of citizenship. There is no minimum residency requirement.
WHEN TO VOTE: Polls open at different times and close by 8 p.m. Check your town's hours on the NH Department of State website.
WHO IS ON THE BALLOT: Select your town on the NH Department of State website to see a sample ballot.
WHERE: The NH Department of State website has several ways to check your polling location.
FILING A COMPLAINT: Report any suspected cases of fraud or corruption to the moderator at your polling place. You may also report it to:
- The N.H. Attorney General's Office: 1-866-868-3703 (866-VOTER03)
- Secretary of State's Office 603-271-3242
- Federal offenses: U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire at 603-225-1552