Voting

Voting Accessibility in NH

The information contained here currently applies to accessible voting in the NH 2020 general election in November and will be updated for each election cycle as a standing resource.

Accessible Voting in NH with the One4All System

General Election – November 3, 2020

Coming soon! A step by step video demonstration of what to expect at the polling places for accessible voting in NH next month.

 

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NH Statewide Elections

When, where and how to vote in New Hampshire!

General Election – Tuesday November 3, 2020

NH General Voting Information : https://sos.nh.gov/

NH Polling Locations : http://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/PollingPlaceSearch.aspx

NH Polling Hours:  Hours vary by municipality, however, polls must open at 11 a.m. or earlier and cannot close before 7:00 p.m.

Voting Resources

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Polling Places

To find the polling location in your area, use this search tool on the NH Secretary of State’s website:

https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/PollingPlaceSearch.aspx

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Rides to the Polls

If you need a ride to the polls on election day:

NH Democratic Party Headquarters https://www.nhdp.org/contact
Phone: (603) 225-6899  office@nhdp.org


NH Republican party Headquarters https://www.nh.gop/   
Phone: 603-225-9341 
 info@nhgop.org

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Accessible Absentee Voting

Request your accessible absentee ballot online NOW in order to get your voting materials and information in time for election day.

See our step by step videos and details here in this blog:

Accessibile Absentee Voting Tutorials 

Accessible One4All voting system

One4All Voting System

The law states that all NH polling locations are to be equipped with the accessible in-person voting system called One4All.  This blog from earlier this year provides some details and a video to demonstrate the system:

https://futureinsight.org/blog-and-news/video-accessible-voting-in-nh-step-by-step/

*A new version of this video will be posted here as soon as the current equipment is available.

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Ballot Tracking

To confirm the status of your Accessible Absentee ballot, visit this link:

https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/AbsenteeBallot.aspx

Please note that currently, this feature of the NH S.O.S. website utilizes a vision based captcha that is not accessible.

 

Voting Support Phone Numbers

Support Numbers

NH S.O.S. Election Division Hotline
1-833-726-0034
Monday-Friday | 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


For contact numbers to the town clerk’s office in your area, please visit:

https://www.nhmunicipal.org/municipal-directory

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Sample Ballots

Voter Registration Status

Confirm Your Registration Status

Find out if you are registered to vote online at:

https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/PartyInfo.aspx

Please note that currently, this feature of the NH S.O.S. website utilizes a vision based captcha that is not accessible.

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Forms of Acceptable ID

This list is current as of November 2019: 

  • Driver’s license issued by any state or the federal government
  • Photo ID issued by the motor vehicles agency, or office of any other state
  • U.S. armed services identification card
  • U.S. passport or passcard
  • Valid student ID issued by a college, university, or career school in NH
  • Valid student ID from NH public high school 
  • Valid student ID from a nonpublic high school in NH

Request an Accessible Absentee Ballot

 

1) Make your request as soon as you can

Recently, New Hampshire has implemented an accessible absentee voting system for voters with print disabilities. As stated on the NH Secretary of State’s website: “This system allows a voter to receive and mark an absentee ballot using their own personal computer. The marked ballot, after being secured in the affidavit envelope, must then be returned to the city or town clerk by conventional means.

Only voters who have a print disability that makes use of the system necessary may use the electronic application and absentee voting system.” To learn more and to download an application to receive instruction and the required envelope to return your completed ballot to your city or town clerk, visit: 

https://sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/register-to-vote/absentee/accessible-voting/ 

for details. 

It’s advisable to start the process for the general election as early as you can to allow for time needed to request, receive, complete and return your accessible absentee ballot by the deadline.

 

2) Vote!

(and print out on your printer)

Following the instructions you receive along with your accessible absentee ballot affidavit envelope, mark your ballot using your computer, print, sign and seal envelope.

 

3) Return your Ballot to the Clerk

Return your Absentee Ballot through the mail or hand deliver it to your city or town clerk.

Be sure to give the post office plenty of time to deliver your ballot  OR If dropping off at the town clerk, do it as soon as possible to allow time for processing!

 

4) Track Your Ballot

Track your ballot at : https://sos.nh.gov

 

 

Problems with Accessible Voting?

Unfortunately, on occasion, some people experience difficulties or issues at their polling place. Here are a few things to keep in mind and what to do if it happens to you.

New Hampshire Voting Law:

It’s the law that every polling place In New Hampshire has an accessible voting system (called One4All). The NH Secretary of State’s office provides the systems to each polling place. 

Poll Worker Responsibility:

Upon arrival, you must ask specifically to use the accessible voting system and a poll worker has to put a code for your Ward into the system to initiate it.  The poll worker also needs to put the ballot in the printer to assure it is inserted in the right orientation.  

Call for Help

If you are not provided with the equipment or assistance that you need on Election Day, contact the Secretary of State’s office at 1-833-276-0034 from your polling place. They have staff available to help.  

Arrive Early

Go to vote earlier in the day if you can, so that there’s ample time to resolve any issue that might arise. 

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