William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Contact: Brian McNiff
WEDNESDAY IS DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE SEPTEMBER 9 PRIMARY
Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin will join Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno in Court Square, Springfield on Wednesday where the staff of the Springfield Elections Office will conduct a voter registration drive on the deadline day for Massachusetts residents to register to vote or to change party enrollment for the September 9 state primary.
The Springfield registration drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20 in Court Square across from City Hall. Secretary Galvin and Mayor Sarno are expected to be at the drive at 1:15 p.m.
Registrars of voters in each community in Massachusetts will be open until 8 p.m. on Wednesday to register voters.
Persons who are U.S. citizens, residents of Massachusetts, and who will be at least 18 years old on or before the State Primary are eligible to register to vote. Those who register to vote by August 20 are not only eligible to vote in the September 9 primary but are registered for the November 4 general election.
Voter registration forms are available on-line at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howreg.htm. They can be filled out on-line then printed out and signed, or printed out first, then filled out by hand and signed. Signed forms must be brought to the local town clerk or city election department.
Voters registered in the Democratic or Republican Party may only vote in that party’s primary. Voters registered as “unenrolled” (commonly referred to as independent) may vote in either party primary and will remain unenrolled. Voters registered in political designations cannot vote in party primaries.
Offices to be voted on in the primary are party nominations for Senator in Congress, Representative in Congress, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Governor’s Councilor, Senator and Representative in the General Court, District Attorney, Register of Probate, as well as County Commissioner in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Norfolk and Plymouth counties, and County Treasurer in Bristol, Dukes, Norfolk and Plymouth counties, and an unexpired term as Suffolk County Sheriff.
For information on your voter registration, check the Secretary’s website at www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.