Last Day for Massachusetts Residents to Register to Vote

massinformationforvotersBOSTON (AP) — It’s the last day for Massachusetts residents to register to vote in the presidential election.

Eligible voters must be a United States citizen and at least 18 years old on November 8, Election Day.

In Massachusetts, eligible voters can register online, by mail, in person at local city or town election offices or at the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office.

State election officials are stressing the importance of checking registration status for residents who have moved in recent years.


“We have a lot of citizens who vote primarily in the presidential election every four years and over the four year period they move from one place to another,” said Secretary of State William Galvin. “If you have moved to a new community you do need to re-register.”

“If you are not registered by tonight you will not be able to vote on November the 8th,” Galvin said.

Those who have recently moved may be able to vote in their previous community, but Galvin strongly recommends that those voters update their registration.

Besides the presidential race, the election includes several congressional and legislative races.

Voter will also decide four statewide ballot questions, including initiatives that would allow more charter schools, legalize the recreational use of marijuana, allow another slots parlor, and ban the sale of eggs and other food products that come from farms where animals are confined to overly restrictive cages.