How to Register

How to Register

Registering to vote for the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, is easy. Eligible residents can register at Dover City Hall until Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Residents can also register to vote on the day of the election at their designated polling place. Absentee registration is also available in certain circumstances, including due to concerns about COVID-19. No matter when or where one decides to register, a Voter Registration form must be completed.

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 Dover ward where the person seeks to vote.

There is no minimum period of time you are required to have lived in the state before being allowed to register. You may register as soon as you move into your new community.

To register, you need to provide proof of your identity, age, citizenship, and domicile. This proof can be by presenting documents or signing an affidavit under oath in front of an election official.

Documents to prove identity, age, citizenship and domicile include:

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

To register in person, visit the City Clerk's Office at City Hall during regular hours, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. You may also register during the session of the Supervisors of the Checklist on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in the Dover City Clerk's Office.

For more information, contact the City Clerk's Office at 516-6018. Or visit the Secretary of State's webpage, Register to vote

Register to vote by Absentee

If you meet the state's requirements and qualifications and are unable to register in person because of physical disability, religious beliefs, military service, concerns about COVID-19, or because of temporary absence, you may register by mail. You should request an absentee voter registration affidavit and a standard voter registration form from the Dover City Clerk.

Visit the Secretary of State's "Voting during COVID-19 state of emergency" for instructions on how to register by absentee or contact the City Clerk's Office at 516-6018.