Am I Already Registered to Vote?

If you think you registered to vote in Massachusetts, but are not sure, you can check your registration status here.  Enter your information on the page, which should look like this:

  • First Name; Last Name
  • Date of Birth (Month, Day, Year)
  • Your Zip Code
  • Check the box that says “I understand…”
  • Then press Search

You should then see a page with your Voting Status, which should say: ACTIVE
This page will also show you the location of where you can vote on election day.

If your voting status is not active, contact the city or town clerk office where you live.

Register to Vote

If you are a U.S. citizen and you will be at least 18 years old on November 3rd, you can vote in the election, but you must be registered to vote.If you have an ID from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, you can register to vote online.  This is the easiest and fastest way. Do it as soon as possible.  The deadline is Saturday, October 24th, but don’t wait.

Otherwise, you can register by mail.

Or – you can go to your town’s election office and register in person – as soon as possible before October 24th.

For more information on voting in MetroWest, see our Vote! Page.

Dolly Reads Bedtime Stories

Dolly Parton has recorded 10 bedtime stories for kids, to support the Imagination Library. For each book there is an

  • Activity sheet (things to do related to the story)
  • Suggestions for reading the story
  • and some descriptions of more books like this one that your child may like

Here’s and example of one, where Dolly reads Llama Llama Red Pajama

Here is the Activity Sheet, Reading Tips, and More Book Suggestions

Can I Vote?

You can vote in the November election if you…

  • are a U.S. citizen*, and
  • will be 18 years old by November 3rd, and
  • are registered to vote

If you are not registered to vote, Massachusetts residents can register to vote in the November 3rd election until Saturday, October 24th. – But do it now.

For more information about voting, including for other states you can visit:

*Residents or Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories are U.S. citizens, but they can not vote for president or congress members. Other particular restrictions may apply.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

A great, relaxing activity for the kids – and maybe you too.  Every weekday, Mo Willems gives a short drawing lesson on YouTube, and it has become very popular.  Here’s the first one:

It’s supported by the Kennedy Center, which also has an Activity Page for each video, that you can download.   [Activity Page for Episode 1]

They also just added English Subtitles [CC] that you can turn on when watching in YouTube.

In case you’re not familiar with his books, here’s a reading of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: