UNH Votes

It's Your Right: Get Out and Vote!

Important Dates

General Election:  Tuesday, November 3, 2020

If you live in a residence hall, house or apartment in Durham, you may register and vote in Durham on Election Day at the polls. If you are living in another town while attending UNH, you must register and vote there.

For Durham voters, your polling location is Oyster River High School from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The high school is a one-mile walk from Thompson Hall.  Additionally, UNH Transit will be running two shuttles to the high school throughout the day.  The shuttles will be cleaned regularly, masks will be required and social distancing will be enforced.  You can catch a shuttle ride at the following bus stops:

  • Garrison Ave @ Sawyer Hall
  • Main St @ Holloway Commons

Students who would like a ride to the polls are strongly encouraged to utilize UNH Transit and not accept rides from other individuals or organizations.

Registering to Vote

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.

For additional questions regarding registration, please click here.

Voting using your college address

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. 

More information for students voting in:  Durham   Manchester   Concord

For additional questions regarding registration, please click here.

Voting in another NH city or town

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." 

Voting in another state

Contact your town clerk or Secretary of State or visit the Election Assistance Commission for more information.