UNH Votes

It's Your Right: Get Out and Vote!

As a university committed to a transformative educational experience and the holistic development of our students, we encourage and help prepare our students to be civically and democratically engaged citizens. At UNH, we believe in letting students’ voices be heard. Your voice matters. If you are eligible, you are encouraged to participate in the country’s political process by voting. Every ballot counts and your participation can shape the future.

Important Dates

2024 Presidential Primary Information

The 2024 presidential primary is on January 23, 2024. 

If you live in Durham (including if you live on-campus), you can find more information for registering in Durham at the town’s website, and you can also register at the polls on Election Day. 

Need a ride?  UNH Transit will offer shuttles to the polls on January 23 starting at 7 a.m. Busses will pick up at Holloway Commons and on Garrison Ave.  


Registering to Vote in Durham

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.

More information for students voting in:


Voting in another New Hampshire 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 

To find the absentee voting requirements and processes for your state, access your state’s absentee/early voting information on the National Association of Secretaries of State database or visit the Election Assistance Commission for more information regarding absentee voting.


Election Resources and Information

When preparing to vote, it's important to empower yourself with information! Participating in our country's election process can be overwhelming, but information is available regarding voting deadlines, polling locations, and candidate platforms. Stay informed about the issues that matter most to you. Your voice is the cornerstone of a strong democracy. Seek information, understand your options, and make your vote count!

is a helpful resource for information about elections in New Hampshire and across the United States.  It is a nonprofit and nonpartisan online political encyclopedia that covers federal, state, and local politics, elections, and public policy including election information and candidate positions.

offers a range of information about voting, including registration assistance, polling locations, and election reminders.

Voters with Disabilities
The US Vote Foundation's "Disabled Voter Guide"
 is a crucial resource, ensuring individuals with disabilities have access to vital information and support for a seamless and inclusive voting experience.