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What are the voter qualifications in New Hampshire?

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Any New Hampshire resident who is a citizen of the United States and who will be 18 years or older on the day of elections is eligible to register as a voter. Adult U.S. citizens may register as voters in New Hampshire as soon as they move into the state.

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Any citizen of the United States living in New Hampshire may register as a voter with the local town or city clerk 10 days before the commencement of the next elections or earlier. Residents may also register at the polling station on the day of the elections. Prospective voters must present their proof of citizenship, age and domicile before the supervisors of the electoral checklist to be registered as voters. People who meet the registration qualifications but are unable to register in person due to personal or official limitations may also register as voters by mail.

Adult citizens who are temporarily residing outside the United States and who resided in New Hampshire immediately before their departure may also register as voters at designated locations. College students in New Hampshire have a special privilege that allows them to register as voters either in New Hampshire or the state in which they lived before joining college. Prospective voters cannot register online or by fax.

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