Resident vs NH Citizen

It is time to restore our rightful relationship with our government. The way to do this is through building and growing the number of people who are aware and making the Constitutional transition of becoming a legitimate Citizen of the State.

Are you a Citizen or a resident of the State of New Hampshire?

There is a difference.

State Citizenship is ONLY obtained by one of the following two methods-

1) BirthYou were born in the State of New Hampshire, or by;

2) NaturalizationA person born or naturalized in any one of the other 49 states or federal territories who moves to New Hampshire and establishes a residency, begins the process of becoming a Citizen of the State. Upon meeting the State’s residency requirements, a person may apply and declare his or her status of becoming a State Citizen by swearing his or her oath of allegiance to the Constitution of N.H.

Getting a New Hampshire ID or Driver’s License only establishes residency. It does not give you New Hampshire Citizenship. Also, if you are a New Hampshire Citizen, once you file at the DMV and certify that you are a ‘US Citizen’ on their application, you have now turned your status over to federal jurisdiction.

What is a resident of New Hampshire?
A resident is someone who moved to New Hampshire, that currently lives in New Hampshire, but they don’t necessarily have the rights that a Citizen of New Hampshire would have when it comes to their Constitutional rights.

How is a resident different from a Citizen of New Hampshire?
A Citizen of New Hampshire was either born in the State or naturalized by taking an oath to the Constitution of New Hampshire. Only State Citizens are allowed to vote by definition of the State Constitution and have guaranteed protection of rights under the Constitution of New Hampshire.

Use the flowchart below to easily find out if you need to fill out an oath for Citizenship in New Hampshire:

The Importance of State Citizenship
and Voting Rights

How does State Citizenship affect voting?

Voting rights are granted by State Constitutions, and only State Citizens have guaranteed protection of rights under the Constitution of New Hampshire. The voter qualification clauses determine who shall be legal voters in town meetings.

The right of voting, or the privilege of voting, is a right or privilege arising under the constitution of the state, and not under the constitution of the United States. The qualifications are different in the different states. Citizenship, age, sex, residence, are variously required in the different states, or may be so. If the right belongs to any particular person, it is because such person is entitled to it by the laws of the state where he offers to exercise it, and not because of citizenship of the United States.” United States v. Anthony 1873.

Only Citizens of New Hampshire can vote in the State of New Hampshire elections for local, State and Federal offices.

Why isn’t the State of New Hampshire adhering to these Constitutional provisions?

Voting rights (right of suffrage) are defined by the State and Federal Constitutions. Voters must be Citizens of New Hampshire and a qualified inhabitant of the New Hampshire in order to vote in State elections.

The word inhabitant describes those people who are qualified to vote in the State election, as provided for by the Constitution.

N.H. Constitution Part I Bill of Rights; Article I,
“All men are born equally free and independent ; therefore, all government of right originates from the people, is founded in consent, and instituted for the general good.”

How to become a certified State Citizen in New Hampshire in order with the State Constitution:

Click HERE for a link to the official form you can use

Need more help?
How to File the Oath Form

Once your Oath is notarized, take it to the Secretary of State’s office at the State House in Concord.

  • Option 1 – If the State House is open

107 North Main Street
Room 24
Concord, NH 03301

  • Option 2 – If the State House is closed

Due to the “Covid” event, the people may not be able to enter their own State House. If this is the case, you will need to pull onto Park Street, and you will see the side entrance. Call the Secretary of State’s office at (603) 271-3242.


A native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection (distinguished from resident alien).

The words “people of the United States” and “citizens” are synonymous terms, and mean the same thing. Dread Scott v Sanford, 60 U.S. 393 (1856)

“And every person qualified as the constitution provides, shall be considered an inhabitant for the purpose of electing and being elected into any office or place within this State, in that town, parish and plantation where he dwelleth and hath his home.” Constitution of New Hampshire, Part II, Form of Government, Article 30

8 U.S. Code § 1101 – Definitions
The term “naturalization” means the conferring of nationality of a state upon a person after birth, by any means whatsoever.

Part II. Form of Government
The people inhabiting the territory formerly called the Province of New Hampshire, do hereby solemnly and mutually agree with each other, to form themselves into a free, sovereign, and independent Body-politic, or State, by the name of the State of New Hampshire.