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Statewide Election 2018

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There is a statewide general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Eligible voters will be voting for Governor, US Senator, US Representatives, State Senators and Representatives, and several other offices. This year, there are 3 ballot questions for voters to ponder. Every vote counts, especially in local elections, so remember to cast your vote on Election Day! Here is what you need to know:

Voter Registration Information

  • The last day to register to voter in order to be eligible to vote on November 6 is Wednesday, October 17. Don’t be late! There are several ways that you can register.
  • Check your voter registration status online through the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. Waltham residents may also check their registration status at the Waltham City Clerk’s office, 781-314-3120.
  • Register to vote in person at your city or town clerk’s office. Waltham residents can register to vote at the city clerk’s office at City Hall, Second Floor on 610 Main Street.
  • Pick up mail in voter registration forms at the library. If you want to be eligible to vote on November 6, make sure they reach your municipal election commission by October 17.
  • Are you renewing your Massachusetts driver’s license in the near future? You can multi-task and register to vote during the renewal process at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.
  • Register to vote online.
  • Don’t have a permanent address? Citizens, regardless of housing status, are allowed to register to vote. According to this site, shelters, street corners, and parks are acceptable to use as a registration address.
  • Massachusetts participates in the Address Confidentiality Program. If you are a citizen but are concerned about your safety being compromised by revealing your address by registering to vote, the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office can help with that. Contact 617-727-3261 or 1-866-SAFE-ADD for more information.
  • Going out of town? Don’t use that as an excuse not to vote! Request an absentee ballot at the city clerk’s office, download a form, or pick up a form at the library.

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