Voting Information

Registering to Vote in New Hampshire
A person must meet the following to register and vote in New Hampshire:

  • 18 years of age or older on election day;

  • A United States Citizen; and

  • Domiciled in the City and/or ward where the person seeks to vote.

For additional information on registering to vote in New Hampshire please use the following link:

Register to Vote | New Hampshire Secretary of State (

Check party affiliation status
Voters who have provided their date of birth on a voter registration form may go to the Secretary of State’s Registered Voter web link to check their political party affiliation status. The person must enter their first name, last name, town or city, date of birth, and complete the security entry. If the Name, Town or City, and Date of Birth are the same as what was provided in their voter registration form, their name, voter ID, and party affiliation, if any, will be displayed.

Absentee Ballot
Per State law, any person who will be absent on the day of any State election from the City, Town, or unincorporated place in which he or she is registered to vote or who cannot appear in public on any election day because of his or her observance of a religious commitment or who is unable to vote there in person by reason of physical disability may vote via absentee ballot. A person who is unable to appear at any time during polling hours at his or her polling place because of an employment obligation may vote via absentee ballot, including care of children and infirm adults, with or without compensation. Forms can be downloaded from the Secretary of State’s website:

City of Somersworth City Clerk's Office
One Government Way
Somersworth, NH 03878
Phone 603-692-9512 or 603-692-9511
Fax: 603-692-9574


A person can register and vote by absentee if, based on their own health circumstances, medical authorities advise them to avoid going out in public. This applies to:

  • voters with symptoms of a communicable disease or illness;

  • voters who, due to their own health circumstances, limit public exposure in their day-to-day life as a preventative measure.

Any questions should be directed to the City Clerk’s Office at 603-692-9512 or 603-692-9511 or email us at

City of Somersworth Polling Locations

Ward 1 - City Hall, One Government Way

Ward 2 - Summersworth Historical Museum, 157 Main Street

Ward 3 - Somersworth High School Cafeteria, 11 Memorial Drive

Ward 4 - Idlehurst Elementary School Cafeteria, 45 Stackpole Road

Ward 5 - Romeo J. Messier Building, 218 Main Street


Ward Map


Wards by Street


Voter Identification Law
During the 2012 legislative session, the legislature passed House Bill 1354, also known as the “Voter ID” Law. What this means for voters in the State of New Hampshire is that when you go to your polling place to vote on election day, you will need to show ID in order to vote. The following are acceptable forms of ID:
  • Driver’s License issued by any State;
  • Non-Driver ID card issued by NH DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles);
  • U.S. Armed Services ID card;
  • U.S. Passport (even if expired);
  • Valid photo ID card issued by either the federal government or a state, county or municipal government;
  • Valid student ID card.
Any voter who does not present an approved photo ID will be permitted to vote after filling out a “challenged voter affidavit”.
A voter who does not have an approved photo ID may obtain a free photo ID for voting purposes only by presenting a voucher from the City Clerk or the Secretary of State to any NH DMV office that issues identification.
If you are registering to vote on election day and your ID does not have your current Somersworth address on it, you should bring a piece of mail.
If you have questions or concerns, you may contact the City Clerk at (603) 692-9511 or by email.