State General Election - November 8, 2016
The last day to register to vote before the State General Election will be Saturday, October 29, 2016. If you are a new voter to Nashua, if you moved from another municipality within the State or moved within Nashua, if you changed your name or wish to change your party affiliation, please come down to our office to register or re-register before the deadline.
The City Clerk's Office is opened Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., excluding holidays. We are very pleased to offer the following extended hours:
These additional hours are to assist any voter trying to register to vote or make changes to their current voter registration before the October 29, 2016 deadline. After this date new voters will need to go to their polling location on Election Day to register. Avoid standing in two long lines on Election Day and come into the office to register before the deadline.
Registering to Vote - In Person
- In New Hampshire, there are no restrictions on the rights of U.S. citizens, who will be at least 18 years of age on the date of the next election, to register to vote.
- In Nashua, residents may register at the City Clerk's Office, 229 Main Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please see above for our extended voter registration hours for the State General Election on November 8, 2016.
- The voter registration process will take less time if you bring a photo ID and at least one item to prove that you reside in Nashua. Examples of proof of identification would include a driver's license or passport, and examples of proof of residency would include a driver's license with your Nashua residence printed on the front, vehicle registration, current postmarked mail, a lease, utility bill, or a payroll stub with your residence. If born outside of the United States, you will be asked to prove your US citizenship. If you do not have evidence of age, identity, residency and/or citizenship, you will be required to sign a Domicile Affidavit and/or Qualified Voter Affidavit, whichever is/are applicable. Call the City Clerk's Office for guidance if you have any questions about the type of documentation you will need (603-589-3010).
- In New Hampshire, no one is permitted to register to vote during the 10 days prior to an election. This allows the City Clerk time to update and print the checklists that will be used at the polls on election day.
- You may, however, register to vote on election day at the polls. Registering on election day and then voting will require you to wait in two lines: one to register and one to vote. You will save time by registering earlier.
Registering to Vote - Absentee
In New Hampshire, only residents who are temporarily absent from the City (such as college students or overseas citizens) and residents who are physically disabled and unable to come to the Office of the City Clerk or the polling place to register, may do so by mail. Please contact the City Clerk at (603-589-3010) for information and forms.
Name, Address & Party Changes
- Party changes can only be made “by appearing in person” at the Office of the City Clerk (RSA 654:34). In addition, there are periods of time when state law does not permit a change of party (generally from the first date of a filing period until the day after the primary election). Please call the City Clerk if you have any questions.
- Address changes from one Nashua residence to another Nashua address must be made in person at the Office of the City Clerk. We will require proof of your new address in the form of a lease, utility bill, current postmarked mail or payroll stub. If you do not have any documentation, then you will be able to complete a Domicile Affidavit.
- Name changes (due to marriage, for example) must be made in person at the Office of the City Clerk. You will need to bring proof of the name change (for example: certified marriage certificate or certified court order) or you can complete a Qualified Voter Affidavit.
Voter Information Look-up - Office of the Secretary of State
If you are not sure if you are registered to vote, want to check what party you are affiliated with or where you should go to vote, please visit the State of New Hampshire Voter Information Look-up Tool, on the Secretary of State's Website.