Massachusetts Voter Registration Deadline is Oct. 17
Malden residents who want to vote in the 2012 presidential election and other federal and state races have until Wednesday, Oct. 17 to register. Here's how, with links to mail-in voter registration forms and how to request an absentee ballot.
Today, Sept. 25, is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections.
Any Brookline residents who want to vote in the 2012 presidential election and other federal and state races have just five weeks left until the Massachusetts voter registration deadline.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct 17. Head into the Town Clerk's office at Brookline Town Hall to register. The office is typically open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 8 to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Residents can also download a mail-in voter registration form on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website. Once that form is filled out and signed, it must be mailed to the Brookline Town Clerk's Office (333 Washington Street, see map) and postmarked by Wednesday, Oct. 17 for you to be eligible to vote.
Massachusetts also allows voters to vote by absentee ballot, according to the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website, if they:
- Will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, and/or
- Have a physical disability that prevents them from voting at the polling
- Cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.
Absentee ballot applications can be downloaded from the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website, the Brookline Town Clerk's site, or picked up at their office. The deadline to apply for absentee ballots is noon the day before the election, Monday, Nov. 5, although it is recommended to submit the application as soon as possible.
If you are voting from outside the United States, your completed absentee ballot can be received up until 10 days after the election, but must be postmarked on or before Election Day.