The Brookline League of Women Voters volunteers are in the field registering voters. This is a real service, and we’re happy to help with questions about registration and voting. We have been at Larz Anderson Park, Newbury and Pine Manor Colleges, Brookline Housing Authority buildings, the Brookline Farmer’s Market, and more. We will be at the Wagathon in Washington Square on September 30.
When we’re doing voter registration, we are reminded that this is not as simple as some think. There are particular questions for college students who have to decide whether to use the address when they are at school or their “home” residence. (They can use either but will need to vote at the poll associated with their selected address, either in person or via an absentee ballot).
In some states, voter registration is easier.
Six states, but not Massachusetts, allow voter registration on Election Day, Massachusetts has a 20 day deadline - October 17th for this election. Nine states, but not Massachusetts, allow you to register online. This is a major convenience in the electronic age. Four municipalities in Massachusetts, but not Brookline, allow you to check online to see if you are registered.
Make sure you don’t forget an important election deadline or link to election information, sign up for the League’s Election Alert-Reminder Service. These brief emails will keep you in the know. Also check out our informative, nonpartisan election and voting website www.vote2012info.com.