Don’t Forget to Register to Vote!

The 2018 midterm elections are coming up soon. They will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The deadline to register to vote in Massachusetts is Wednesday, October 17.

If you haven't registered to vote, aren't sure if you are registered, or need to update your voter information, please go to the Massachusetts Online Voter Registration System

You can learn more about the voting process and find statistics on the Massachusetts Elections Division website.

To find your polling location, enter your address here.

To vote early, you can find all MA early voting locations here. You can see the early voting locations in Boston here.

Why Vote?

"Decisions are made by those who show up." - Unknown

Voting in election is one of the ways you can express your voice and ideas for policies and laws on a local, state, and federal level. Those who do not show up, cannot participate in the decisions on the 2018 ballot, which may affect you or people you know.

In addition to electing senators and representatives to congress, there are many other local and state races on the ballot, including governor of Massachusetts. You can see what races will be on your ballot here on BallotPedia. Just enter your address, or zip code to see what positions are up for election, and who the candidates are in those races.

In addition, there are three statewide ballot measures, all of which could amend current Massachusetts law. You may have received a voter booklet at home that said "Massachusetts Information for Voters: 2018 Ballot Questions..." on the front page. This booklet provides a comprehensive overview of the three questions listed on the ballot this election. If you didn't get this booklet, or you can't find it, you can find an overview of the measures on BallotPedia here.

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