FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2016

Contact: Laura Burns
781.749.0880
lburns887@gmail.com

Meschino: Register by October 19 Because Every Vote Counts

HULL— Joan Meschino, Democratic nominee for State Representative, reminds everyone that the time to register to vote on November 8 is right now.  She also reminds everyone that absentee ballots and early voting are available for individuals who cannot vote in person on Election Day.

“Every vote really does count,” Meschino said. “This is how we take control of our communities and take care of each other as citizens.”

This year’s deadline to register in person, online, or by mail is October 19th. You can register in person at your town clerk’s office, or at the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office or when conducting transactions at Registry of Motor Vehicles offices.  In-person registration is valid the day the form is signed.

Online registration at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr requires a Massachusetts driver’s license or state-issued ID card, and a signature on file at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Use this link to register to vote, update your address, or change party affiliation. The deadline is midnight October 19th.

Register by mail with the form available at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/Voter-reg-mail-in.pdf.  Submit the completed form by mail to your local election official whose address is available at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleclk/clkidx.htm.  It must be postmarked by October 19.

Absentee ballots are available for individuals who cannot vote in person because of travel, disability, or religious beliefs.  Obtain an application from your local election office or online at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee_ballot.pdf.  Allow sufficient time to send an application and receive an absentee ballot by mail. A completed ballot must be received by the time the polls close on Election Day.

Massachusetts residents may vote up to 10 days prior to the election without providing a reason for doing so.  Contact your town clerk to arrange early voting.

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