New Hampshire Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodIn person onlyNo changeNo legislative movement
DeadlineNo deadlineNo changeNo legislative movement
AutomaticNo changeNo changeNo legislative movement
Same DayYesNo changeNo legislative movement

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseAllowed for absence, religious reasons, physical disability, and employment obligations. HB1266

PASSED


Absentee ballots made available to everyone.
No legislative movement.
AutomaticNo No changeNo legislative movement
Deadline5:00 PM the day before election day. No changeNo legislative movement
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo changeNo legislative movement

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDSignature VerificationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxNot mentioned in statutesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return Deadline5:00 PM on Election DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNot prohibitedNo changeNo legislative movement
Limited 3rd PartyFamily member, nursing home administrators or staff members, residential care facility administrators or staff members. No changeNo legislative movement
Paid Political OperativesNot allowedNo changeNo legislative movement

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo changeNo legislative movement
In PersonNot allowedNo changeNo legislative movement

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo changeNo legislative movement
Witness StatementNoNo changeNo legislative movement
Other---
Cure ProcessNo cure processNo changeNo legislative movement

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDRequestedNo changeNo legislative movement
Other OptionsVoters may sign an affidavit and have their photo taken if they cannot provide a photo ID. No changeNo legislative movement
Provisional BallotsNot providedNo changeNo legislative movement

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
HoursUp to counties and municipalities No changeNo legislative movement
Wait TimeNot mentioned in statutes No changeNo legislative movement
ElectioneeringNot specified No changeNo legislative movement
Other---

Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyA petition of 50 people or 5% of registered voters of a particular town (whichever is less) triggers an investigation into the accuracy of voter rolls.

Investigation required every ten years.
No changeNo legislative movement
Voter RemovalAccording to NVRANo changeNo legislative movement