NEW HAMPSHIRE

How to vote from your hospital bed

LINKS

Before October 27, 2020

Register to Vote!

Find more information here https://sos.nh.gov/HowRegVote.aspx or at https://www.vote.org/.

Before 1:30PM on Tuesday November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

There is no deadline for applying for an absentee ballot if you are hospitalized. The only deadline is that it must be received by 5 PM on Election Day. The town or city clerk may deputize someone from his or her office, or take the ballot to you and then accept receipt of the completed ballot in person.

Tuesday November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

Your ballot must be received by the election clerk for your town of residence by 5 PM on Election Day in order to be counted. 

 

DEADLINES

 

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

Check if you are registered to vote at https://sos.nh.gov/HowRegVote.aspx or at https://www.vote.org/.

2.

Complete an Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

You qualify for an absentee ballot if you are hospitalized. A link to the absentee ballot application can be found here.​ You may also reach out to the clerk for your city/town of residence to also receive an application. Information on your local clerk can be found here.

If you're unable to access a printer, contact your Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help deliver materials to you

3.

Return your Application

After filling out your application, you must mail it to your local clerk. Information on your local clerk can be found here.

4.

Obtain Your Ballot

Once your application is processed, the town or city clerk may deputize someone from his or her office, or take the ballot to you and then accept receipt of the completed ballot in person. Alternatively, your emergency absentee ballot may also be voted to you.

5.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

6.

Return your Completed Ballot

The only deadline in this process is that your ballot must be received by 5 PM on Election Day in order to be counted. If someone from deputized by your local clerk has personally delivered your ballot and returned it, you do not need to worry about this. You may mail your ballot to your local clerk. Alternatively, you may also designate a representative (ex. family member) to return your ballot. When delivering the ballot, they will be required to complete a form provided there by the clerk and to present government issued photo identification or have his or her identity verified by the clerk. 

 

 

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STATE LAW

New Hampshire RSA §657.22

There is no absentee request deadline, but voters must send in absentee application in time to receive ballot and cast the ballot by 5 p.m. on election day.

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:

In a statement from the Office of the Governor on 4/10/20: "As explained
below, in light of the current public health state of emergency, Emergency Orders #16 and #26, and current public health guidance on social distancing and avoiding being in public in groups of 10 or more, all voters have a reasonable ground to conclude that a “physical disability” exists
within the meaning of RSA 657:1. Therefore, all voters may request an absentee ballot on that basis...Any voter may request an absentee ballot for the September 2020 Primary and November 2020 General Elections based on concerns regarding COVID-19." The announcement can be found here.

 

As a result, all registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot and not do not have to be present a polling station in-person to vote. This decision applies for the September 2020 Primary and November 2020 General Elections as well.

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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