Voter registration deadline for state primary is August 19

Secretary of the Commonwealth's website offers several options for registration.

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The deadline to register to vote or to change party enrollment for the Thursday, September 8 state primary is 5PM on Friday, August 19.

In order to register to vote, individuals must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Massachusetts and must be at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the state primary. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by August 19. People can also register online through the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website here.  Voter registration forms are also available online here.  They can be filled out, printed and signed, and then brought to the voter’s town clerk or city election department.

Voters registered in a political party (Democratic, Republican, Green-Rainbow, or United Independent) may only vote in that party’s primary. Voters registered as “unenrolled” or independent may vote in any party primary and will remain unenrolled.  Enrollment status can also be changed on the state website.

Anyone who registers to vote by August 19 is eligible to vote in the November 8, State Election.  If you miss the August 19 deadline, voters can still register by Wednesday, October 19 to participate in the November election.  If you are uncertain about your registration status, contact your city or town clerk or elections office.


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