REGISTERING TO VOTE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
A person must meet the following to register and vote in New Hampshire:
- 18 years of age or older on election day.
- A United States citizen; and
- Domiciled in the town or ward where the person seeks to vote.
Registering to Vote in New Hampshire provides further details on these requirements.
The registration deadlines listed below are for the 2022 State Elections:
Last day to change your party affiliation prior to State Primary Election Day - May 31, 2022.
Last day to register to vote before Primary Election Day - The supervisors of the checklist must be in session for the correction of the checklist at some suitable place in the city or town between 6 to 13 days prior to the election. Please check with your clerk's office for the time and place of the meeting in your town or city.
STATE PRIMARY ELECTION DAY - September 13, 2022- unregistered voters may register and vote on this day.
Last day to register to vote before The State Primary Election on September 13 – Supervisors of the Checklist will be meeting on Tuesday, September 6 from 7-730pm at the Town Office Building at 9 Kearsarge Valley Road (next to the Bandstand).
GENERAL ELECTION DAY- November 8, 2022 - A person qualified to vote who is not registered, may register and vote on this Election Day at the polling place for the town or city ward where the person is domiciled.
New Hampshire’s Constitution limits absentee voting to: “qualified voters who [. . .] are absent from the city or town of which they are inhabitants, or who by reason of physical disability are unable to vote in person . . . .” Part 1, Article 11. RSA 657:1 carries out Part 1 Article 11 by authoring absentee voting for:
“Any person who will be absent on the day of any state election from the city, town, or unincorporated place in which he or she is registered to vote or who cannot appear in public on any election day because of his or her observance of a religious commitment or who is unable to vote there in person by reason of physical disability may vote at such elections as provided in this chapter. A person who is unable to appear at any time during polling hours at his or her polling place because of an employment obligation shall be considered absent for purposes of this chapter. For the purposes of this section, the term "employment" shall include the care of children and infirm adults, with or without compensation.”
“Disability” for election law purposes has the same meaning today as it had pre-pandemic. The nature of the voter’s disability must leave them “unable to vote in person” according to the Constitution and the absentee voting statute.
PUBLIC HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS and ABSENTEE VOTING
A person can register and vote by absentee if, based on their own health circumstances, medical authorities advise them to avoid going out in public. This applies to:
- voters with symptoms of a communicable disease or illness.
- voters who, due to their own health circumstances, limit public exposure in their day-to-day life as a preventative measure.
These two types of voters can reasonably conclude that a “physical disability” exists within the meaning of RSA 654:16 and 654:17, absentee registration, and RSA 657:1, absentee voting.
Absentee Ballots: Persons who are qualified to vote in Wilmot and who will not be in town for an election OR unable to vote in person because of a disability, may request an absentee ballot by applying to the Town Clerk’s Office. For questions about absentee ballots or any other questions regarding elections please contact the Town Clerk’s Office. The following is a link to obtain a pdf of the application:
Absentee Ballot Application This form must be completed, signed, and delivered to the Wilmot Town Clerk to receive an absentee ballot. Ballots are mailed out to applicants when received from the Secretary of State.
For those who are Uniformed and Overseas, you may go here NH-SOS – Uniformed & Overseas to get the proper information and form.
State of New Hampshire ‘Voter Look-Up’ and ‘Track Your Ballot for Absentee Voters’ are at the NH Secretary of State’s website as well.
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VOTING in WILMOT
Voting Location: Wilmot Town Hall (beside the Wilmot Public Library),
9 North Wilmot Road, Wilmot, NH 03287
Voting Hours: Polls are open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Town Moderator: Jeff Gill
Wilmot Voting Districts:
US Congress: District 2
Executive Council: Merrimack County District 2
State Senate: District 7
State Representative: Merrimack County District 6
Uniformed-overseas voters click for more information