Several resources, including multilingual election information and a New American voting guide, are available to naturalized citizens registering to vote in New Hampshire.
CONCORD, NH (January 18, 2023): New Hampshire Secretary of State David M. Scanlan has expanded election resources for naturalized United States citizens, or New Americans, with an informational video titled New Americans: How to Vote in New Hampshire. Produced in partnership with Concord TV and the late John Gfroerer, this video walks New Americans through the election process, from registering to vote to navigating the polls on election day.
“When you register to vote in New Hampshire, it is your voice in our democracy, and it is no more or less important than anyone else’s vote,” said David Scanlan, New Hampshire Secretary of State. “I encourage every New American to register to vote and refer to the wealth of resources we have made available to them.”
This video is the latest resource provided by the Secretary of State’s Office for New Americans and other new voters. In 2022, the Secretary of State published multilingual election information, now available in four languages: Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Portuguese. New Americans can also refer to the Secretary of State’s New American Pocket Voter Guide.
As the administrator of elections in New Hampshire, the Secretary of State’s Office strives to ensure everyone who is qualified to vote is given equal opportunity to do so. This video, which features local election officials, local community leaders Eva Castillo and Clement Kigugu, and Executive Director of NH Commission for Human Rights Ahni Malachi, not only provides New Americans with the practical information they need to register to vote, but also inspires them to make their voices heard in our democracy.