Voter and State Residence Information

Effective Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Office of Primary Responsibility

School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Summary of Policy

Procedures for and consequences of registering to vote locally.

Affected Parties

School of Graduate & Advanced Studies Students

Policy Statement

Any student age 18 or over may register to vote as a Hanover, New Hampshire resident; there is no minimum residency requirement. Students who do register to vote in Hanover will be put on the town residence rolls.

Students wishing to register in Hanover should go to the Town Offices on South Main Street. In order to register, students must have proof of where they were born, such as a copy of their birth certificate or draft card. Should a student not be able to produce such proof, a letter from the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies will suffice since a student's history is recorded there.

Students wishing to register to vote in Hanover should be aware that, by doing so, they could lose any state grants received from their home state. Also because voter registration can affect the status of one's legal residence and because state residence has become increasingly relevant to one's chances for admission to most medical schools and to many law schools, students should proceed with an eye to these considerations.