Facts At A Glance
Facts At A Glance
Complete New Hampshire Voter ID Laws
An acceptable photo ID must have an expiration date or date of issuance. The ID will remain valid 5 years beyond the expiration date or date of issuance unless the voter is 65 or older in which case the expiration date can be exceeded beyond 5 years. The name on the ID shall substantially conform to the name on the checklist.
More on student ID cards
Acceptable student photo ID cards must be issued by:
What if I do not have an approved photo ID?
A voter who does not have an approved photo ID may obtain a free photo ID for voting purposes only by presenting a voucher from their town/city clerk or the Secretary of State to any NH DMV office that issues identification.
Is there any post-election action required by me after I vote without an approved photo ID?
After November 1, 2012, if you filled out a “challenged voter affidavit” in order to vote on Election Day, you will receive a verification letter from the Secretary of State, requesting confirmation that you voted in the election. If you do not respond in writing to the Secretary of State within 90 days of the date it was mailed, the Attorney General will conduct an investigation to determine whether fraudulent voting occurred.
Where can I get more information? Your city or town clerk or the Secretary of State.
Students who lived in New Hampshire prior to attending school and who wish to establish or keep their New Hampshire voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ address), should have no problem doing so, unless they have already registered to vote in another state. The Secretary of State of New Hampshire has specifically stated that students have the right to choose between keeping their residence at the place they lived before attending school or establishing residence in their school community. New Hampshire’s laws make clear that a student who considers herself a New Hampshire resident and has the intent to make her New Hampshire residence her home can vote in the state.
Individuals incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.