Massachusetts Voter Registration Deadline is Oct. 17

Mail-in voter registration forms are available online and must be postmarked by tomorrow.

Have you registered to vote yet? Time is running out for all the procrastinators out there. 

If you plan to vote in the Nov. 6, 2012 state and presidential election, you must register to vote by tomorrow, Oct. 17.

Voter registration can be done through the mail, in person at Newton City Hall, or at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. 

Registering by mail

You can request to have a voter registration form mailed to you, but since the registration deadline is tomorrow, you are probably better off downloading a form online and mailing it in to the Elections Division. Remember, the forms must be postmarked by Oct. 17 in order to register for the Nov. 6 election.

According to the Mass. Elections Division, voter registration forms are also available at local colleges, universities and vocational schools. According to the Newton Elections Department, forms are also available at the Newton Free Library.

The National Voter Registration Form is also available online for those who need to register in other states. 

In person at City Hall

If you have some time today or tomorrow, you can head down to Newton City Hall and register in person. The Newton Elections Department is located on the first floor of City Hall and will stay open until 8 p.m. Wednesday for anyone looking to register at the last minute. 

At the RMV

If you're heading to the Registry of Motor Vehicles to apply for or renew your driver's license, you can fill out the voter form. You can confirm registration by contacting the Elections Department at City Hall. 


If you moved recently to a different city or town, you must re-register to vote at your new address. If you moved within the same city or town, just let the local elections office know (in writing) about your change of address.

What does my ballot look like?

Check the .pdf section above to see ballots for the 10th, 11th and 12th Middlesex precincts.

Information provided by the Massachusetts Elections Division website and the Newton Elections Division.


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