Voter registration deadline today for September primaries

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)- The deadline to register to vote in the September 9th primaries is Wednesday.

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 can register in person at your city or town clerk’s office, which will be open until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday. You may also register by mail (you will be registered so long as the form is postmarked with Wednesday’s date).

The staff of the Springfield Elections Office will have a voter registration drive in Court Square, across from City Hall, from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.  Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin and Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno are expected to be at the drive around 1:15 P.M.

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.

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

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, Senatore 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.

Click here for a complete listing of candidates here in western Massachusetts.

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