Attn college students: Here's what you need to know about voting in New Hampshire
College students can vote in New Hampshire- just like everyone else!
Here are the only requirements to vote:
You must be a us citizen
You must be 18 years or older by e-day
You must be domiciled in New Hampshire
Don't worry! Domiciled is just a fancy word for "live". It means where you lay your head at night and where you choose to be a part of the community.
If you meet these, you can vote in NH!
Visit www.voteinnh.org to make a plan to vote, request your absentee ballot, find your polling location, and learn how to register.
Because #covidsucks, here are some detailed FAQs on certain situations:
What if my campus is remote in the fall- can I still vote?
If you were physically present in NH & made it your civic home, it remains your home until you make a new place your home. That means that students who are sheltering away from NH because of COVID-19 & intend to return are still considered to live here for voting purposes.
BUT if you have never lived in New Hampshire- you can't vote here- even if you're enrolled in a New Hampshire school. You need to have previously established a physical presence in NH and made it your home to vote.
I don't know what my address will be when I come back to campus. what should I put down for my address when I apply for an absentee ballot?
You'll want to put down the last place you physically lived in New Hampshire (EX. THE STREET ADDRESS OF YOUR CAMPUS HOUSING). You can provide a different mailing address (where you're living now while temporarily away from NH or your campus mailbox) for where they should send your ballot.
Do I need a license or a car registration to vote?
You do not need a driver's license in order to vote. You do not NEED to register a car to vote. Your license status has no effect whatsoever on your right to vote.
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questions? want to make a plan to vote today?
Visit www.voteinnh.org or
call/text 603-go-n-vote (466-8683)