The next national election will be on November 6, 2018. In Massachusetts, we will vote for one senator (currently Elizabeth Warren), and our representative to the U.S. House of Representatives. We will also vote for state governor (currently Charlie Baker), our state senator and representative, and other state officials.
If you are a U.S. citizen, and are at least 18 years old, you can – and you should – vote in government elections – local, state, and national. BUT – you must be registered to vote. It’s quick and easy. You need to register before you can vote for the first time, and update your address every time you move.
If you want to vote in this election (in Massachusetts), you must be registered by Wednesday, October 17th.
- In Massachusetts, you can register online
(You can also confirm that you are already registered)
- In most other states, it’s easy to register online at VOTE.GOV
- There’s more detailed information on how to vote at USA.gov
- Here’s an example of the mail-in voter registration form in Massachusetts
- You can also get help at the Clerk’s Office in your City Hall or Town Hall
Are you almost a citizen? MIRA and many organizations in Massachusetts provide services to help you become a citizen. Framingham Adult ESL offers citizenship classes to help you prepare for the citizenship test.