You may register to vote in Massachusetts if:
- You are a citizen of the United States; and
- You will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election; and
- You are a resident of Massachusetts; and
- You are not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.
If you meet the above requirements, you may register to vote online, by mail, or in-person.
The deadline to register to vote in any election or regular town meeting is twenty (20) days prior to the date of the election or meeting. The deadline to register to vote in a special town meeting is ten (10) days prior to the special town meeting.
Everett, MA 02149
Monday & Thursday, 8am to 7:30pm
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am to 5pm
Frequently Visited Pages
In order to register to vote online, you must have a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you currently have a Massachusetts driver’s license or state ID card, you may use the online voter registration application to register, update your address, or change your party affiliation. Voter registration forms submitted online must be submitted by midnight on the date of the voter registration deadline.
Registering by Mail:
If you do not qualify to register to vote online, or if you would prefer to register by mail, you may download the voter registration form by using the link provided in the box to the right. The form must be completed, signed, and delivered to your local election official. Voter registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the voter registration deadline.
If you would like to register in-person, you may do so at any local election office, as well as the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office. Voter registration is also available as part of every transaction at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and at certain public assistance agencies. Voter registration forms completed in-person are valid as of the day that they are signed.
Changing Your Address:
You must update your voter registration every time you move. If you have moved, you may update your registration by filling out a new voter registration form. If you move after the deadline to register to vote in a state election or primary, you should wait to update your registration until after the date of the election or primary, and return to vote at your previous polling place in Massachusetts. State law allows you to vote from a previous address in a state election for up to six month after you have moved, as long as you have not registered elsewhere.
If you wish to change your party enrollment, you may do so by filling out a new voter registration form. Members of political parties may vote only in their own party’s primary elections. Unenrolled voters (commonly referred to as “Independents”) and members of political designations or minor parties may vote in the party primary of their choice. Choosing to vote in a particular party’s primary does NOT enroll you as a member of that party.
A full list of political parties and designations may be found here.
Certain voters must submit a copy of their identification with their voter registration or present it at their polling place on Election Day. For more information on identification requirements, please see our page on Identification Requirements.
Download the Voter Registration Form by clicking here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Only a person who is a United States citizen, a resident of Massachusetts, and18 years old on or before election day may register. Pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-old voters allows them to be registered as “pre-registrants” in the annual voter registry and registered to vote once they hit the legal voting age of 18.
You can register by mail; mail-in registration forms are widely available. To obtain a mail-in registration form visit Secretary of State Mail-In Application, 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.
You can register in 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 of birth.
You can register 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 status. Secretary of State Mail-In Application (PDF)
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.
The primary goal of the Election Department is to promote voter registration and participation in the Electoral process to Massachusetts citizens. Elections are conducted in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws and the Revised Ordinances of the City of Everett.