Absentee Ballots

Don’t let your voice go unheard just because you can’t get to the polls!

If you’re going to be out of town on Election Day, or if you will be unable to vote in person due to a disability, religious observance, or employment obligation, you can place your vote by Absentee Ballot. The process is simple!

1 – Apply for a ballot
You can request an absentee ballot application directly from your town clerk, or download a printable application from the Secretary of State. Absentee ballots will be available from your town or city clerk approximately 30 days prior to each election, so that is generally a good time to send in your application.

2 – Once you have your ballot
Your completed absentee ballot must be returned to your town clerk before 5 pm the day before Election Day. Check the office hours for your town clerk to make sure you’re able to get your ballot to them in time.

Download an Absentee Ballot Application from the NH Secretary of State »

Follow the Status of Your Application and Ballot

The State of New Hampshire Voter Information Site allows you to follow the status of your absentee ballot. You can find out if the clerk has received your request, when the absentee ballot was sent to you, and when it was received back in the clerk’s office.

Check the Status of Your Absentee Ballot »

College students may vote by absentee ballot!
If you know a NH student that is going to college out of state, they can also vote by Absentee Ballot. Let them know! See Info for College Students for more information.