How do I obtain an absentee ballot?

The voter can download an official Absentee Ballot Request Form (PDF) or the voter may email the Town Clerk's Office or call at 603-640-3200 to have the form provided to them. From recent correspondence from the Office of the NH Secretary of State, we have learned the request form must be signed in ink on paper

The completed form may be returned as follows: 

There is an electronic process for voters who certify they have a print disability and, because of this disability, are unable to sign the application for absentee ballot.

In the State of New Hampshire, voting by absentee ballot is allowed only for the following reasons:

  • Physical disability or impairment
  • Religious observance
  • Absence from Town or City of residence on the day of election
  • Employment or family care obligations

Please note: "no excuse" absentee voting for convenience is not currently an option in New Hampshire.

If you are a military or overseas voter, the Federal Postcard Application is the way to request your absentee ballot. Questions? Please email the Town Clerk's Office now!

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3. Where do I vote?
4. I attend college in Hanover, can I vote here?
5. What paperwork should I bring with me when registering to vote?
6. How do I cast my absentee ballot?
7. Who do I contact to see about working at the polls on Election Day?