How, when and where do I Register to Vote?
To register to vote, individuals may visit the Town Clerk's Office in Town Hall and complete a voter registration form in person; request a mail-in form from the Clerk's office; or obtain a mail-in voter registration form from any United States Post Office, Registry of Motor Vehicles and various other locations throughout the state. Mail-in forms may also downloaded by clicking here.
When you register to vote you may choose to register in a state political party, select a political designation (become affiliated with a political organization which has not received party status in Massachusetts) or choose no affiliation and become unenrolled (commonly referred to as an independent). Only voters registered in a political party or as unenrolled may vote in a primary election.
If you choose to register with a political party, you will be only be able to receive the ballot of your selected party in a primary election. Your registration status also affects your ability to run for office in a partisan election
Who May Register?
Any person who is a Boxborough resident, a United States citizen and will be eighteen years old as of the next election, is eligible to register to vote in Boxborough. You do not need a driver's license or any other form of identification to register. However, when you sign the registration form, you must attest, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that you are legally eligible to register and that the information you provide is accurate and truthful. The penalty for fraudulent registration increased recently to a fine of ten thousand dollars or imprisonment for up to five years, or both.
You will remain on the list of voters as long as you vote regularly and complete and return the annual municipal census. If you move to another city or town, you must re-register in your new community to be able to vote in that town.
Be aware that there are voter registration deadlines for elections. You must register to vote at least twenty days before any Town or State election or the Presidential Primary. Call the Town Clerk's office for registration deadlines or refer to the updated election information on the Town of Boxborough homepage.
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