Deadline approaching to vote in primaries

BOSTON (WWLP) – Time is running out for you to register to vote. If you want to participate in the September primaries, Wednesday is the deadline for voter registration.

If you’re a first-time voter, or just moved to Massachusetts and want to take part in the state primary elections, you have until Wednesday to fill out the registration form. In order to register, you have to be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Massachusetts, and at least 18 years-old by Election Day.

You have a couple of options to register. You can do so in-person at your city or town clerk’s office, which will be open until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, or even easier, you can do it by mail.

“All they have to do is get a form and they can get them from post offices; they’re very easily obtained. As long as it’s postmarked by Wednesday the 20th, then they’ll be eligible to register,” Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said.

Wednesday is also the deadline for party enrollment, so if you plan on voting in a different party’s primary, you only have until then to switch your party or become unenrolled. State Primaries are set for September 9.

If you would like more information on voter registration, you can visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website.

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