Voting In Massachusetts

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 17, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. Massachusetts driver's license or state ID card are required to register to vote online. When registering by paper, a person must provide their driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of their social security number on the application. If the information is not provided, the person must provide identification at their polling location when they go to vote. Sufficient identification includes a copy of a current and valid photo identification, current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing their name and address.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Massachusetts driver's license, learner's permit, or non-driver State ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) to register online.

DEADLINE: Twenty (20) days before any Election.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their City or Town Clerk. Voter registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the voter registration deadline. The deadline to register to vote in any election is twenty (20) days prior to the date of the election or meeting.

DEADLINE: Twenty (20) days before any Election.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives ask them to allow all Massachusetts voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask that they enact automatic registration in Massachusetts.

Pre-Register Youth?

YES. Voters who are sixteen (16) and older may choose to pre-register and will automatically be added to the voter rolls at eighteen (18).

Registration Portability?

NO. You must update your voter registration every time you move. If you have moved, you may update your registration by filling out a new voter registration form. If you move after the deadline to register to vote in a state election or primary, you should wait to update your registration until after the date of the election or primary, and return to vote at your previous polling place in Massachusetts. State law allows you to vote from a previous address in a state election for up to six month after you have moved, as long as you have not registered elsewhere.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

MAYBE. Voters may be asked to show identification if they are voting for the first time in Massachusetts in a federal election; are an inactive voter; are casting a provisional or challenged ballot; or a poll worker has a reasonable suspicion that leads them to request identification. Click HERE for more info.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Check HERE to see if you qualify.

Eligible voters can download and print an application which can be mailed or hand delivered to their City or Town Clerk.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received by noon on the day before Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Massachusetts.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Massachusetts.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. During EVEN YEAR Elections ONLY, all registered voters may vote early in-person beginning eleven (11) business days before Election Day and ends the Friday before Election Day. Contact your City or Town Clerk for hours and locations.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to include all Massachusetts elections and all Massachusetts voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Massachusetts should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Massachusetts.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Masschusetts.

Felony conviction?

Ex-felons will have their right to vote automatically restored after serving their sentence. Ex-felons on parole and/or probation MAY vote. Ex-felons MUST re-register.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.