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Voter Registration
Online Voter Registration and In-Person
Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin is pleased to announce that online voter registration is available in the Commonwealth through the portal launched by his office. This important advancement will make registration easier and more convenient as well as cut costs relating to the printing of voter registration forms.

Massachusetts citizens can apply online by visiting Secretary Galvin’s website at and clicking the “Massachusetts Register to Vote Online” button to access the online application system. 

Massachusetts voters may access their federal and state representatives, polling place/precinct at this site
The voter will complete their street address and will view their voting location and present officials.

Any Massachusetts citizen who has a valid identification card issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles will be able to use the online system to apply to register to vote, update their address or change their party enrollment.

Massachusetts citizens who do not have identification issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online which they can print, sign and mail or hand-deliver to their local election official.

The last day to register to vote for the Massachusetts State Primary is Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in the clerk's office until 8:00 pm.
Online registrations through the Secretary of States office is 11:59 pm.
The last day to register to vote for the Massachusetts General Election is Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in the clerk's office until 8:00 pm.  
Online registrations through the Secretary of States office is 11:59 pm.

Current Election Dates and Polling Locations
  Statewide Office Elections will be in 2018. We will be electing a U.S, Senator, U.S. Representative, Governor and Lt. Governor, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor, Governor's Council, State Senator, State Representative, District Attorney, Register of Probate, Register of Deeds and Clerk of Courts. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has the State Primary on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and the General State Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on those days.

Precinct map  Polling Locations

Absentee Ballot Information
In-Office Voting Hours: During Regular Business Hours

You may request an absentee ballot by:
  • Sending a written request via mail (please include original signature)
  • Completing an Absentee Ballot Application via postal mail or in-person.
  • Request an Absentee Ballot Application be mailed to you.  
  • Ballots cannot be requested via e-mail (original signatures are required).


Massachusetts Political Parties
There are three political parties in Massachusetts. If you are enrolled in one of these political parties, you will find the following letter codes next to your name in the column marked "PARTY":

D - Democratic Party                  R - Republican Party

L - Libertarian

Voters who are Unenrolled in a party (commonly known as "Independent") will be listed with the party code "U" in the PARTY column. Unenrolled voters and voters who are members of Political Designations (indicated by other letter codes) can choose which party's ballot they would like to receive.

Poll Worker Employment
See description here
Printable Application available here
Fillable PDF Application available here
The Warden is the Chief Election Officer at the polling place with responsibility for supervising and monitoring the work of the other election officers.  The Warden maintains order, prevents interference with the voting process, insures that all required materials are available, assists voters, and oversees the accurate completion of all election forms.  

The Clerk keeps a record of all facts relating to the election proceedings and notes any unusual happenings during the conduct of the election.  Prepares all required documents and forms for the Precinct. The Clerk assumes the responsibilities of the Warden in the Warden's absence. 

Inspectors perform election duties under the direction of the Warden/Clerk, including but not limited to assisting with preparing the voting location for opening; hanging signs in accordance with legal requirements; counting ballots; checking voters in and out; providing assistance to voters with disabilities, assisting in removing signage; packing up election materials; and helping check counts at the end of the day.

Be registered to vote in Massachusetts;
Be available to work Election Day from 6:40 a.m. to 8:40 p.m. or later;
Be able to read and write English, and speak clearly. 
Dedication, efficiency, patience and friendliness are assets.

Excellent customer service, organizational, and interpersonal skills desired
Be an effective communicator
Not be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place on Election Day
Must provide own transportation to the assigned polling location on Election day
Must be able to sit for extended periods of time

Please select up to 3 preferred polling locations, we cannot guarantee preferences can be met. 

___ Hellenic Center (A1 and A3)                         ___ Hosmer School (A2)

___ PhillipsSchool (B4 and B5)                          ___ Hibernian Hall (B6)

___ Lowell School (C7)                                      ___ Middle School (C8 and C9)

___ Watertown Police Station (D10)                    ___ Cunniff School (D11 and D12)        

  Please select preferred shift     

___ Full Day    ___ Half Day 6:40am to 2:10pm     ___ Half Day 1:10 pm to 8:40 pm