Town Clerks to Stay Open Late for Voting Registration Deadline

ElectionBARNSTABLE – Town Clerk offices across the Cape will stay open late on Wednesday to give potential constituents one last shot to register in time for the March 1st Presidential Primary.

Wednesday is the deadline to register or change party enrollment status ahead of voting, and clerks offices will stay open until 8 that night.

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin said around 70,000 people have registered since the first of the year. He said it will be a significant election, given the intensity of voter turnout thus far.

“If you’re an independent (unenrolled) voter, you can vote in either primary and do not become a party member,” he said. “If you are a member of the Republican, Democrat or Green Rainbow party you cannot vote for another party.”

Galvin advised constituents not be confused by the United Independent Party which doesn’t actually have a candidate on the ballot this election. Those registered as “United Independent” cannot vote for other parties, he said.

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