“Voting is a process for making decisions and choosing what we want.  By voting, we express our opinions and make our voices heard.  When we vote in a political election, we choose candidates who have some of the same beliefs that we do and can help us to get our wants needs met.  By voting for a particular person, we are saying that we trust that person to fight for what we believe in.  Voting is also a way for us to participate in the way our towns, cities, states and country are run.  By voting we express our opinions about the rules that govern our society.  Voting shows that we care about the community around us, and about our country as a whole.”

Attached please find “I Have the Right to Vote”, a Voting Guide for Self-Advocates that has been created by the Department of Developmental Services Office of Human Rights. If you are working with an individual who is interested in voting, please review this handbook with them.

Not sure if voter registration is active? 

Check here :https://www.sec.state.ma.us/voterregistrationsearch/myvoterregstatus.aspx 

Key Dates

Election day is Nov. 3

Registration deadlines

Online: Oct. 24

By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 24

In person: Oct. 24

Absentee ballot deadlines

Request: Oct. 28 by 5:00 p.m.

Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3

Return in person: Nov. 3 by close of polls

Early voting

Oct. 17 – Oct. 30, but dates and hours may vary based on where they live