COVID-19 Advisory: Governor Sununu has announced that the State will allow voters to cast mail-in ballots in the September 8 primary and November 3 general election if the coronavirus is still a factor this fall and the voters feel more comfortable voting absentee because of the outbreak. Voters will need to sign a disability affidavit to that effect. You can get a copy of the mail-in ballot application here. The mail-in ballot must be received by 5:00 on Election Day.
If you need a photocopy of your ID to accompany your absentee/vote-by-mail ballot application and do not have access to a copier or printer, click here to learn how we can help.
Who is eligible to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail?
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 has a physical disability
- Voter is in the military
- Employment obligation (including the care of children and infirm adults, with or without compensation) 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
- Voter is an emergency worker called into service
- If you register to vote in person, you must show a driver’s license, state ID, or provide the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN), if you have one.
- If you registered by mail and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN, you must show an acceptable form of ID (see below) at your polling place.
- If you apply for an absentee/vote by mail ballot and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN when you registered by mail, you must include a copy of an acceptable ID (see below).
Here is a list of acceptable IDs: Documents that prove who you are
Your state may have other ID requirements for voting in person or for absentee/vote by mail ballot.
Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?
No. Unless you are a first-time voter – see section above.
Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?
No, but the signature on your mail ballot must match other signatures on file.
Last update: June 17, 2020