As someone who’s at least 18 years old, you have the opportunity to vote. And to vote, you first have to register.
Here’s what you need to know registering to vote:
- You can vote in only one state and one city/town.
- You may register to vote in Massachusetts using your college address here at Assumption; or you may register to vote in your home state at your permanent address (whether it’s Massachusetts or another state);
- If you register using your permanent address, and it is too far away to vote in person, you can request an absentee ballot at least 30 days before an election. Please contact your hometown city or town clerk’s office to find out the deadline for absentee ballot requests.
- Remember, you must be at least 18 years old to register.
MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS: If you are a Massachusetts resident, please visit the Massachusetts Secretary of State Elections Division Web site to access the Massachusetts voter registration form, instructions, and other information about registering to vote in Massachusetts.
OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS: If you wish to vote in your home state, download a National Voter Registration form.
Please note that while you CANNOT register to vote via the Internet, you can go online to request a voter registration form. Once you receive your voter registration form in the mail, complete the form and return it to your local city or town hall (the city/town in which you’re registering to vote).
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES FOR THE 2012 ELECTIONS
If you want to vote in the Sept. 6 Massachusetts Primary, the deadline to register is quickly approaching: August 17. To vote in Massachusetts in the Nov. 6 general election, you must register to vote by Oct. 17.
Assumption College has the benefit of being a polling location for the city of Worcester. Assumption is located in Ward 1, Precinct 3. Voting on campus will take place Sept. 6 and Nov. 6 in the La Maison Française Auditorium.