of Voters are responsible for procedures relating
to the registration of voters, develop and
maintain annual list of voters, and conduct
the annual census of residents of the City.
We process and ensure accuracy and proper
certification of all
nomination papers and petitions. We process
absentee voter applications, administer election
recounts and hold hearings.
Open meetings with the Board of Registrars
are held on the first Monday of every month
(except for July and August) at 6:00 p.m.
in Hearing Room B.
ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VOTING AND VOTER REGISTRATION
Do I Vote?
to Register to Vote
Who may register?
Only a person who is: a US citizen, and a
resident of Massachusetts, and18 years old
on or before election day
How can I register
By Mail: Mail-in registration
forms are widely available. To obtain a mail-in
registration form please click
here, or call 617-394-2296 or
1-800-462-VOTE and a form will be sent to
you. Mail the completed form to Registrar
of Voters Office, Room 10, Everett City Hall,
484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149. You should
receive a confirmation notice in 2 to 3 weeks.
Person: Go to the Registrar
of Voters Office, Room 10, Everett City Hall
and complete an affidavit of registration,
which must be answered truthfully under the
penalty of perjury. The questions on the affidavit
will include your name, residence and date
At the Registry of
Motor Vehicles: Keep your motor voter
receipt until you receive confirmation from
your local election official. If you do not
receive any confirmation, please contact your
local election office to verify your voting
When and where
may I register?
There is no waiting period to be eligible
to register to vote. If you move, you may
register to vote as soon as you move into
your new home.
What must I do
if I've changed my address since I registered?
If you have moved within the same city or
town, notify your local election office of
your new address in writing. If you have moved
to a new city or town, you must register again.
Are there deadlines
Yes. In order to vote you must be registered:
20 days before all primaries and elections,
and/or 10 days before a special town meeting.
Do I need to
attach identification to my voter registration
Yes, if you are registering to vote for the
first time in Massachusetts. Because of a
new federal law, the Help America Vote Act
of 2002 passed by Congress, if you registered
to vote by mail on or after January 1, 2003,
you will be required to show identification
when you vote for the first time in a federal
election since registering by mail in 2003,
or you can send in a copy of your identification
with your voter registration form.
Acceptable identification must include your
name and the address at which you are registered
to vote, for example: a current and valid
driver’s license, photo identification,
current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck,
government check, or other government document
showing your name and address. If you send
in a copy of your identification with your
mail-in voter registration form, it may not
be returned to you.
If you do not provide such identification,
the Help America Vote Act of 2002 requires
that you may only cast a provisional ballot
which will be counted later, but only after
your eligibility to vote has been determined
What should I
do if I registered to vote and I have not
heard from my local election official?
If you have NOT received confirmation
of your voter status from your city or town
election official within 2 or 3 weeks fromthe
date you registered please contact your local
election office to verify your voting status.