FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2016
Contact: Laura Burns
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.