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Online Voter Registration Now Available

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 www.sec.state.ma.us and clicking the “Massachusetts Register to Vote Online” button to access the online application system.
 
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.

With the Presidential Primary only 8 months away on March 1st, 2016, now is the time to visit Secretary Galvin’s website to check your voter registration status and make any updates as necessary.


Voting in Massachusetts

To be eligible to register to vote in Massachusetts you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Massachusetts, and 18 years old on or before the next election. You may register to vote in person at any local Town Clerk or Election Commission office, at any registration event, or at a number of state agencies, including the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

You may also register to vote by mail by completing, signing, and mailing a voter registration form to the Office of the Town Clerk located at:
Town Hall
149 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Voter Registration Forms
Voter registration forms may be obtained online here, from the Office of the Town Clerk at Town Hall during regular business hours, or by calling (617) 972-6486.