NEW HAMPSHIRE Voter ID Information

Registered New Hampshire voters must show ID at the polls to vote. 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.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.


PHOTO ID - expiration or issuance date not to exceed 5 years#:

  • Driver's license from any state or federal government
  • Non-driver’s ID card issued by any state
  • US armed services ID or passcard
  • US passport or passcard
  • Student ID issued by listed institutions in NH (postsecondary schools; requires date of issuance)
  • Any other photo ID considered legitimate
# If age 65 or older, ok if ID is expired.
Any voter who does not present an approved photo ID, or have their identity verified by an election official, will be permitted to vote after executing a challenged voter affidavit.

If someone moves to a new New Hampshire address within 30 days of voting, he or she must present proof of intent to stay in New Hampshire to the town clerk. Here are the state's new residency requirements and the requirements to obtain a NH driver’s license or state ID. If the voter does not present this proof, he or she may be investigated, including a home visit by election officials.


First-time voters

When you register to vote or vote for the first time in a federal election in your state, you must prove who you are:
  • 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.


Yes! New Hampshire accepts out of state IDs to vote.


YES! New Hampshire accepts student IDs issued by accredited and approved institutions in New Hampshire.