Voter Information

Upcoming Elections and Important dates 

Last day to change your party affiliation for the State Primary- June 2, 2020

Per the Governor’s Emergency Order #43, that waives the in person requirement, the form  may be completed and mailed in to the Town Clerk’s Office.  To schedule an in person pick up and completion of the form, email townclerk@windhamnh.gov to arrange an appointment.  To check your current party affiliation status,go to: https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/PartyInfo.aspx . This is the last day to change your party affiliation for the Primary Election (September 8, 2020), and it the LAST day that any person who wishes to file as a candidate can register to vote.  

Filing Period for State Primary- June 3-June 12, 2020

To obtain the appropriate filing forms for State Representative and State Delegate, please visit https://sos.nh.gov/nhsos_content.aspx?id=8589998388.  To arrange to collect the forms in person, please contact NBottai@windhamnh.gov to schedule you for an appointment.  The filing fee for State Representative is $2.00 and for Delegate there is no charge.

State Primary Election- September 8, 2020 (7am-8pm at Windham High School Gymnasium)  

Due to concerns with Covid-19, among other qualifications, voters may request an absentee ballot here.

Federal/State General Election- November 3, 2020 (7am-8pm at Windham High School Gymnasium)

Due to concerns with Covid-19, among other qualifications, voters may request an absentee ballot here.

To view the memo released by the Secretary of State and Attorney General relative to absentee voting during Covid-19, view here.

Polling Location

Windham High School-64 London Bridge Road, Windham NH.

Please note:  We do not have any wards at this time.

Changing your address 

It is required that if you move within Town, that you change your address on the voter checklist. You may come into the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours to do so.  You will be required to fill out a form and prove domicile to the new location.  You may also change your address at any scheduled supervisor of the checklist meeting.  

Change of name

If a voter’s name has changed, due to marriage, divorce or a legal name change, this change must be done in person at our office.  Please bring with you the proof of the name change, i.e. certified marriage certificate, certified court order.  You may also change your name at any scheduled supervisor of the checklist meeting.  

Registering to Vote

You may register to vote any time during regular business hours at the Town Clerk’s office. You may also register to vote at any scheduled supervisor of the checklist meeting.  

To be eligible to register and vote in New Hampshire a person must be:  

  • 18 years of age or older on election day;    
  • A United States Citizen; and    
  • Domiciled in the town or ward where the person seeks to vote.   

To register, you will need to provide documents that prove your identity, age, and citizenship.    

  • A driver’s license or non-driver ID from any state satisfies proof of identity and age.     
  • A birth certificate, U.S. Passport/Passcard, and naturalization documents satisfies citizenship. 

If you do not have these, you can prove your identity, age, and/or citizenship, by signing a Qualified Voter Affidavit, under oath, in front of an election official.   

You will also need to provide documentation to prove that you are domiciled in the place where you intend to vote.  There are many types of documents that will satisfy this requirement.  A few examples are listed below:

  • A New Hampshire driver’s license or non-driver ID showing your current address;    
  • A rental agreement, lease, or similar document that shows your name and the address of your domicile.  The document must show that you are domiciled at the address on Election Day.    
  • A document showing that you own the place you are domiciled at, such as a deed, property tax bill, or other similar document that has your name and address.   
  • A New Hampshire motor vehicle registration reflecting the domicile.  
  • A voter photo ID issued by the NH Division of Motor Vehicles at no cost to you.  To obtain a photo ID card, that can only be used for voting purposes, ask your town or city clerk or the Secretary of State’s office for a voucher and present it to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  Information on the documents you will need to present to the DMV is available here: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/forms/documents/identification-residency-uscitizen-non-compliant.pdf 
  • Any state or federal tax form, other government form, or government issued identification that shows your name and your domicile address.  
  • A public utility bill, such as such as an electric, telephone, water, gas, or other utility bill, with your name and address on it.  
  • A note from the person who owns, leases, rents, or manages/supervises the property where you are domiciled, confirming that you live there, which could include a family member or roommate.  Any document containing the information is sufficient provided that in includes the statement that “providing false information is a violation of New Hampshire law under penalty of voting fraud.”  
  • You may also use any other document that shows some action you have taken to carry out your intent to make the place you claim your voting domicile.   

If you have any questions about what will be sufficient proof of domicile, you may call or visit the Town Clerk’s office.

The supervisors of the checklist sit prior to all Elections for new voters, change of party, etc. Their hours are posted in the local paper, Town Hall, and on the town website. Same Day Voter Registration can also be completed at the polls on the day of the election. 

Military and Overseas Voters

For detailed information, and frequently asked questions go to: http://sos.nh.gov/uocavafaq.aspx 

Absentee Voter Registration


If you meet the state’s requirements and qualifications and are unable to register in person because of physical disability, religious beliefs, military service, or because of temporary absence, you may register by mail, when an Election is approaching.   Contact townclerk@windhamnh.gov to request an absentee voter registration packet to be mailed to you.  This packet includes an affidavit, voter registration form, and other important documents that you must read and complete in its entirety.  The absentee voter registration affidavit must be witnessed by another individual, and the absentee ballot request must be completed in full and mailed back to the office, along with any supporting documents and completed ballot (if applicable). 

For more information about Elections please visit the State’s Elections website.