With the election days away it’s important that all of us are informed about the importance of voting, and how to navigate this process. Some of our BHS Seniors will have the opportunity to vote for the very first time this election and for those of you with the opportunity to vote here’s a quick guide for what to expect on election day.
Voter registration varies across states, but the New Hampshire process is relatively easy. You can register to vote at your town hall before the deadline or register to vote the day of the election at the polling place. Regardless of when or where you decide to register, you will be required to complete a Voter Registration form. New Hampshire inhabitants who will be 18 years of age or older on the day of the next election, and a United States citizen are eligible to vote. There is no minimum period of time you are required to have lived in the state before being allowed to register. For more information check out this link.
If you’re planning on registering to vote on election day simply visit your designated Polling Location on Election Day(list of polling locations in New Hampshire here), and complete a Voter Registration Form. It’s important to bring a form of identification(a passport, or your license are examples of valid ID), you will be requested to show a photo ID to vote in New Hampshire.
If you want to register beforehand head to the local town clerk’s office where you can fill out a Voter Registration Form. And if you decide to file an Absentee ballot be sure to pick it out and turn it in at the local town office by city hall!
One more important note for those of you unable to make it to the polls on election day is that it’s required that Absentee ballots must be received by November 3 at 5:00 p.m. For more information on Absentee ballots check out this link!
For more information about voting and voter registration check out Voteinnh.org and be sure to look into and research both national and local candidates before you vote.
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