Absentee Voters

Who Can Obtain an Absentee Ballot

Please keep in mind you need to be a registered voter in order to obtain an Absentee Ballot.  The following voters can obtain an absentee ballot:

  • If you will be absent from Windham during the Election;
  • You cannot appear in public because of observance of a religious commitment;
  • You are unable to vote in person by reason of a physical disability;
  • You cannot appear at any time during polling hours at my polling place because of an employment obligation. *For the purposes of this application, the term “employment” shall include the care of children and infirm adults, with or without compensation.
  • You are a victim of domestic violence, have an active protective order, or are participating in the Attorney General’s address confidentiality program; 
  • You are an emergency services worker called into service under the circumstances set forth in RSA 657:21-a.
  • * If the National Weather Service issues a winter storm warning, blizzard warning, or ice storm warning for Election day, then you may vote by absentee ballot on the Monday immediately prior to the Election (day before the election) if you meet any of the following criteria:
  •  You are elderly, infirm, or have a physical disability, and you have concerns for your safety traveling in the storm; or
  • You care for children or infirm adults and you reasonably anticipate that school, child care, or adult care will be canceled due to the storm, and you will  be deterred from voting by the need to care for children or infirm adults.

You can obtain an Absentee Ballot by submitting a request for either by faxing it, dropping it off in person, or mailing it to the Town Clerk's attention. Emailed forms can not be accepted. To request an absentee ballot for the upcoming Town Election, please complete this form.

We can't issue ballots to anyone else but the voter themselves (not even relatives or spouses).

Deadline for Absentee Ballots

The deadline for returning absentee ballots by the voter in person is 5 p.m. the day before the Election.

Submitting Your Absentee Ballot

We can accept Absentee ballots that are postmarked and mailed to us, or given to us at the Election by a direct family member (bring your photo ID, and you will be required to fill out a form) up until the Election Day at 5 p.m.

To track your absentee ballot, check your party, and more visit the State of New Hampshire Voter Information website.

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 any Election is approaching.   Contact townclerk@windhamnh.gov and give us a detailed request as to why you don't have the ability to come in and register to vote in person. Include the address to where we shall mail the voter registration packet directly to you. 

This packet includes an affidavit, voter registration form, and other required 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 (by Election Day at 5:00pm), along with any supporting documents and the completed ballot (if applicable).