Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin has announced that online voter registration is now available in the Commonwealth through the portal launched by his office. This important advancement will make registration easier and more convenient as well as cut costs relating to the printing of voter registration forms.
Massachusetts citizens can apply online by visiting Secretary Galvin’s website at www.sec.state.ma.us and clicking the “Massachusetts Register to Vote Online” button to access the online application system. Any Massachusetts citizen who has a valid identification card issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles will be able to use the online system to apply to register to vote, update their address or change their party enrollment.
Massachusetts citizens who do not have identification issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online which they can print, sign and mail or hand-deliver to their local election official.
With the Presidential Primary only 8 months away on March 1st, 2016, now is the time to visit Secretary Galvin’s website to check your voter registration status and make any updates as necessary.
Elections and Voter Registration Information:
To register to vote, you must:
Go to the Secretary of the Commonwealth to:
Absentee Ballot Application
– If you are not able to vote on Election Day you may apply for an absentee ballot. This should be done no later then 2 weeks before any given election. You may also vote absentee at the Clerk’s Office in person, however, this must be done no later than 12 Noon on the day preceding the election. For more information you may visit the Secretary of State’s website http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howabs.htm for info or call the Clerk’s Office at (413) 527-8392.
Polling Location – Town Hall (Senior Center), 210 College Highway. The Annual Town Election is held on the First Monday of May. Still not sure where you vote? You may visit the Secretary of State’s Where Do I Vote; www.wheredoivotema.com webpage.
Town Meeting Results – The Town of Southampton has an open Town Meeting form of government. Every registered voter is eligible to participate in the meeting as a voting member. Town Meeting is held annually on the third Tuesday in May at the William Norris Elementary School Gymnasium (Town Meeting Calendar).