Voter Registration in MassachusettsVoting is important, but you can't vote in Massachusetts unless you are registered at least three weeks before the election. Voter registration can be easy to forget and hard to complete, unless you know exactly where to go and what to do. You can make this process easy by registering to vote at a local Registry of Motor Vehicles office.
Any U.S. citizen 18 or older (on or before election day) who is a resident of Massachusetts can register through the RMV when applying for or renewing a driver's license, learner's permit or state-issued ID card. Simply check the box on the license application that says you want to register to vote, and turn it into the RMV.
The RMV will notify the Secretary of State, who will notify the city or town where you live to add you to the voter list.
Make sure you give yourself at least three to four weeks before any election to register, otherwise you might not be registered by the deadline. You can also update a current registration or change your political affiliation through the RMV.
If you do not receive a confirmation notice within two to three weeks from the time you turn in your registration, contact your local election office. They will verify your voting status.
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