If you’re a U.S. citizen and 18 or older, you have the right to vote. Registering to vote is simpler and faster than you may think!
General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
For Durham students, shuttle service will be running from the Holloway Commons bus stop on Main St. to the polling location at Oyster River High School from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Please contact the Dean of Students office with any questions.
Voting in New Hampshire is quick and easy, especially when you bring appropriate identification. A valid state driver’s license or non-driver ID proves your identity, your age, and your domicile (if it shows the address you are claiming as your voting domicile). A lease or piece of mail will also show your domicile. A birth certificate (or copy) or passport will prove your citizenship. If you lack proper identification, you may fill out an affidavit (a legal document attesting to your identity and domicile). You may register in person at the town or city clerk’s office up to 10 days prior to an election, or on Election Day at the polling place.
New Hampshire election law provides college students with a special privilege when determining where they register to vote. A college student in New Hampshire may choose as his/her voting domicile either the domicile he/she held before entering college or the domicile he/she has established while attending college. Students may ONLY have one voting domicile. For more important information about registering with your college address, visit the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s Election Division.
Register ahead of time or request an absentee registration affidavit and voter form from your city or town clerk. On election day, you may vote by absentee ballot or in person. If you are not yet registered, you can do so at the polls. Find your city/town clerk's office, polling location and polling hours here.