It's Your Right: Get Out and Vote!
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.
2023 New Hampshire Special Elections
- Find information on New Hampshire special elections here. Voting in special elections is only available to individuals who reside in the District where the special election is occurring
Registering to Vote in New Hampshire
Registering to vote in New Hampshire is quick and easy, especially when you bring appropriate identification.
Registering to vote requires you to demonstrate four attributes about yourself:
- Identity: Photo identification, such as a valid driver’s license (from any state) or your UNH ID.
- Domicile (your address for voting purposes): A piece of mail showing the address you are claiming as your voting domicile or login to WebCat on your phone.
- Age (18+): A driver's license, passport or birth certificate.
- U.S. Citizenship: Passport, birth certificate or naturalization papers. If you do not have one of these documents, you can sign a document attesting to your citizenship.
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.
Establishing a voting domicile may trigger certain other residency obligations under state law. These may include the obligation to obtain a New Hampshire driver’s license and/or motor vehicle registration. For additional information and 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 living on-campus may use WebCat to prove their residency in Durham. Those living off-campus, but in Durham, can use a piece of mail or a copy of their lease.
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. Find your city/town clerk's office and polling location
Voting in another state (absentee voting)
Contact your town clerk or Secretary of State or visit the Election Assistance Commission for more information regarding absentee voting.