New Hampshire

Registered voters in New Hampshire need to confirm their identity when they vote in person. There are several forms of identification you can use.

Most voters do not need a copy of their ID to vote by mail in New Hampshire.

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

Yes!
You can use a driver's license or state ID issued by any state

Is student ID accepted?

Yes!
You can use a student ID from accredited and approved institutions in New Hampshire

Is an expired ID accepted?

Sometimes!
You can use a photo ID with an expiration or issuance date that does not to exceed 5 years (if you are over 65, an expired ID is OK)

COVID-19 Updates

In April, Governor Sununu announced that “if you feel more comfortable voting absentee because of the outbreak or your inability or nervousness about just appearing in person to vote, you can vote absentee and obtain an absentee ballot.”

If you are concerned about the pandemic, you may sign the disability affidavit on your absentee ballot application.

 

New Hampshire ID Requirements for Voting In Person

ACCEPTABLE ID

You can use any of the following photo IDs. The expiration or issuance date cannot exceed 5 years. If you are age 65 or older, your ID is acceptable even if it is expired.

  • Driver’s license from any state or federal government
  • Non-driver’s ID card issued by any state
  • Military ID
  • US passport
  • Student ID issued by listed institutions in New Hampshire
    • Postsecondary school ID must show the date of issuance
  • Any other photo ID considered legitimate

Note: On April 8, 2020, a court struck down a 2017 law that tightened identification requirements for registering to vote in New Hampshire.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a registered voter but didn’t bring your ID to the polling place, you may sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.

You do not need a REAL ID to vote in New Hampshire.

Your driver’s license or state ID card will show a star in the upper corner if it meets REAL ID requirements under federal law.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help getting ID.

New Hampshire ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

In April, Governor Sununu announced that “if you feel more comfortable voting absentee because of the outbreak or your inability or nervousness about just appearing in person to vote, you can vote absentee and obtain an absentee ballot.”

If you are concerned about the pandemic, you may sign the disability affidavit on your absentee ballot application.

Most voters do not need a copy of their ID to vote by mail in New Hampshire.

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible to vote absentee, you must meet one of the following:

  • You will be absent on the day of any state election from the county, city, or town in which you are registered to vote
  • You have a religious commitment on Election Day
  • You have a physical disability
  • You are in the military
  • Your employment obligation (including the care of children and infirm adults, with or without compensation) does not allow you to go to the polls
  • You are in transit to or from work from the time the polls open until after the time the polls close You are an emergency worker called into service

Due to COVID-19: Any voter concerned about the pandemic, you may sign the disability affidavit on their absentee ballot application.

No, unless it is your first time voting in a federal election in Delaware. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

Learn more about federal ID requirements for first-time voters.

If you need a copy and don’t have the means to print one: Get free help printing a copy of your ID

No, but the signature on your mail ballot must match other signatures on file.