Who may register?
Only a person who is:
a US citizen, and
a resident of Massachusetts,
18 years old on or before
How can I register to vote?
By Mail: Mail-in registration forms are widely available.
To obtain a mail-in registration form
please click here, or call 617-727-2828 or 1-800-462-VOTE and
a form will be sent to you. Mail the
completed form to your local city or town hall. You should receive a confirmation notice in 2 to 3 weeks. If you do not, please contact your local election office to verify your voting status.
In Person: Go to any registration location and complete an affidavit
of registration, which must be answered
truthfully under the penalty of perjury. The questions on the affidavit will include your name, residence and date of birth.
At the Registry of Motor
Vehicles: Keep your motor voter
receipt until you receive confirmation
from your local election official. If you do not receive any confirmation, please contact your local election office to verify your voting status.
When and where may I register?
There is no waiting period
to be eligible to register to vote. If you move, you may register to vote as soon as you move into your new home.
Are there deadlines for
Yes. In order to vote you must
20 days before all primaries
and elections, and/or
10 days before a special town
What must I do if I've changed
my address since I
If you have moved within the
same city or town, notify your local election office of your new address in writing. If you have moved to a new city or town, you must register again.
What should I do if I registered
to vote and I have not
heard from my local election
If you have NOT received confirmation
of your voter status from your city or town
election official within 2
or 3 weeks from the date you registered please contact your local election office to verify your voting status.
You may register to vote:
in person or by mail, by completing
a mail-in registration form and delivering it to your city or town election office, or
at any local election office
in any city or town in the state and at any registration event you encounter anywhere in Massachusetts, or
when applying for or renewing
your driver's license at the Registry of Motor Vehicles or when applying for service at a designated voter registration agency.
Registration forms are also
available at all colleges, universities, high schools and vocational schools.