Can a Felon Vote in New Hampshire? -

Can a Felon Vote in New Hampshire?

Entering the US on June 21, 1788, New Hampshire was the 9th state in the US. Its state capital is Concord and the largest city in the small state is Manchester. Made up of an area of just over 9,350 square miles, New Hampshire is the 46th largest state in the US. People living in the state are called New Hampshirites. The state’s major industries include the manufacture of textiles, electronic equipment and software products. Tourism is also another noted industry.

New Hampshire is the Presidential birthplace of the 14th President of the US, Franklin Pierce, who was born on November 23, 1804 in Hillsborough (now Hillsboro). He served from 1853 to 1857.

The highest point in the state is Mt. Washington, which rises almost 6,290 feet or 1,917 meters above sea level. The state, which contains 10 counties, boarders the states of Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine and the country of Canada. Nicknamed the “Granite State,” the origin of the state name is derived from Captain John Mason, who named the area after Hampshire in England.

The state song is “Old New Hampshire” and the state motto is Live free or die. That motto is underscored, to some extent, when felons finally regain their right to vote.

Voting rights are automatically reinstated for felons upon release from prison. Felons who are on parole or probation are able to vote.

Felon Voting Law in New Hampshire

Again, if a felon is sentenced and serving time in prison, they cannot vote from the time of the issuance of the sentence until they are officially discharged. However, you can vote if your sentence has been suspended or you are on parole. If you are in jail for pre-trial detention in relation to a misdemeanor, you are able to vote by absentee ballot.

Your town or domicile is the town or city where you lived prior to incarceration. Felons cannot vote if they were convicted of charges that related to the willful violation of the electoral law. They cannot vote or hold office unless the Supreme Court reissues the right.

How a Felon in New Hampshire Can Restore Their Voting Rights

Felons that are incarcerated cannot vote. However, the right to vote is automatically restored once the felon leaves prison and re-registers in their precinct. Felons who are on probation or parole can vote. In New Hampshire, you are considered eligible to vote if they are at least 18 years old by the election date. There is no set minimum amount of time that you are required to have resided in the state before you can register. However, you can only register to vote in the ward or town where you are domiciled.

A domicile is defined as the place where you spend the most amount of time or where you sleep most nights during a year. It is the place you return to after a temporary absence.

Examples of absences that are temporary in nature include the following:

· Military assignments or stays overseas

· Residing in a hospital, nursing or convalescent center or long-term facility

· Teaching temporarily in another country or state or attending a college as a student

· Living in a non-permanent residence for a while

· Incarceration for a felony

· Living away from a home base to navigate the waterways

New Hampershites can register to vote in the city clerk’s office in the town or city where the they have been residing up to 10 days before the scheduled election date. Applicants who wish to register to vote will have to fill out a standard registration form and will be asked to show a proof of identification as well as their age, domicile and citizenship status.

Applicants may still register to vote on election date. Voters who have not declared their political status can vote in a presidential primary or state primary. They must elect whether nor not they will be voting Democrat or Republican. You can find out more details by visiting the Secretary of State’s Office for New Hampshire online.

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