New Hampshire ID requirements for absentee ballots

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Must meet one of the following:

  • Voter will be absent on the day of any state election from the county, city, or town in which voter is registered to vote
  • Voter has a religious commitment on Election Day
  • Voter is physically disabled
  • Voter is in the military
  • Employment obligation does not allow voter to go to the polls
  • Voter is in transit to or from work from the time the polls open until after the time the polls close

Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?

First-time New Hampshire voters who did not present ID at the time of voter registration must present ONE of the following:

  • Driver’s license
  • Any Photo ID with the voter’s name
  • Current utility bill with voter’s name and NH address
  • Bank statement with voter’s name and NH address
  • Paycheck with voter’s name and NH address
  • Government check with voter’s name and NH address

 

Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?

No, but the signature on the vote-by-mail ballot must match the voter registration signature.

If you registered to vote by mail and are voting by absentee ballot in your first federal election, you must enclose a copy of your photo ID or document bearing your name and residence address in the envelope with your voted ballot.

last update: March 18, 2020

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