At UNH, we believe in letting students’ voices be heard. If you are eligible, you are encouraged to participate in the country’s political process by registering to vote. You are encouraged to vote with an absentee ballot from your home state, or to register to vote in New Hampshire.
The next statewide general election in New Hampshire will be held in November 2022. Visit the New Hampshire Department of State for information on local New Hampshire special elections occurring in 2021. Visit the Ballotpedia Elections Calendar for information on elections taking place in your home state in 2021.
Registering to vote 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. During New Hampshire statewide election years, UNH will also provide additional opportunities for students to register to vote that are communicated to students via email and on this website.
For additional questions regarding registration, please click here.
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 their voting domicile either the domicile they held before entering college or the domicile they established while attending college. Students may ONLY have one voting domicile.
UNH Durham students may use WebCat to prove their residency in Durham.
Register ahead of time or request an absentee registration packet 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. To find your city/town clerk's office and polling location, click here and then click "generate."