Time running out to registration to vote

City and town halls will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin reminds Massachusetts residents that the deadline for registering to be able to vote in the November 4 state election is this Wednesday, October 15.

City and town halls will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday to register voters. Towns with fewer than 1,500 voters must have registrars available at least from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 8 p.m .Secretary Galvin will visit the Voter Registration Booth at the Topsfield Fair on Monday.

Persons who are United States citizens, residents of Massachusetts, and who will be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day are eligible to register. Voters registering by mail should have their form hand-canceled to endure it is postmarked before the deadline. Anyone who has moved to a different community within Massachusetts must register again to be able to vote in their new community.

On Election Day, voters statewide will choose a Senator in Congress, Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor. All nine Representatives in Congress will be chosen, as will Governor’s Councilors, Senators and Representatives in the General Court, District Attorneys, Registers of Probate, County Treasurers and Commissioners in certain counties, and Suffolk County Sheriff.

Voters will decide four statewide initiatives – to eliminate gas tax indexing, to expand the bottle deposit law, to prohibit casinos, and to entitle workers to sick time.

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