Regulations and Laws on Military Draft Registration (Selective Service) by State

Driver’s License Linked to Registration? Yes, applicants for license may register with SSS.

Registration Linked to Access to Higher Education? Yes, must be registered to receive state financial aid or to enroll in state funded institutions of higher education.

Registration Required for State Employment? Yes, must be registered for state employment.

In June of 2002 SB 0314 went into effect, which states that any male between the ages of 18 and 26 may elect to register with SSS while applying for a driver’s license.  The application shall have a box to check off to authorize the state to forward information to SSS.  “The applicant shall not be required to provide his social security number for Selective Service registration purposes. The department shall not release any information pursuant to this section unless the Selective Service System has provided assurance to the department that the SSS shall not transfer to any non-governmental agency any information which the applicant submitted to the department for registration purposes.” The law explicitly states that failure to authorize the state to send information to the SSS will not be grounds for denial of a license.  (New Hampshire Statute 263:5-c) New Hampshire also requires that males be in compliance with SSS registration in order to enroll in a state-supported institution of higher education, receive a loan or financial aid from the state, or obtain employment through the state. (New Hampshire Statute 187-A:39)