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New Hampshire absentee ballot guide

Last updated: June 25, 2020
  • In New Hampshire, you can apply for an absentee ballot by-mail or in-person.

Absentee ballot deadlines

  • In-person: No specific deadline
  • By-mail: No specific deadline
  • Online: N/A
  • Voted absentee ballots are due: Received by Election Day

Who can vote by absentee ballot in New Hampshire

Any voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail for the September 2020 Primary and November 2020 General Elections based on concerns regarding COVID-19. If you request an absentee ballot due to COVID-19, you must select "I am unable to vote in person due to a disability;" on the absentee request form.

Apply by-mail or in-person

  1. Download and fill out the New Hampshire absentee ballot application.
  2. Sign and date your form.
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form directly to your local election office. You should submit your form as soon as possible, but no later than the deadline.
  4. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by-mail is: No specific deadline.
  5. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in-person is: No specific deadline.

Your absentee ballot should arrive within a week of your application. If it doesn’t arrive, call your local election office and follow up.

Once your ballot arrives

  1. Once you receive your absentee ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
  2. Mail or hand-deliver your completed absentee ballot to your local elections office. Your ballot must be received by the deadline or it will not be counted.
  3. Your voted absentee ballot must be received by Election Day.

Confused? Need help?

Contact your local elections office if you have any questions about absentee ballots in New Hampshire.