National Voter Registration Day
Is your voter information up-to-date? Celebrate National Voter Registration Day by making sure you’re ready to cast your ballot in the next election.
Follow the link below for more information on how you can register or update your information online, in-person, or via mail. Don’t forget that Somerville has a municipal election on Nov. 3. To be eligible to vote in that election, you need to be registered by by Oct. 14. Why not do it today?
Voter Registration Information
To register to vote in Somerville you must be:
A U.S. citizen,
a Somerville resident, and
at least 18 years old on, or before, the next election.
Register Online or Update Voter Information:
Please note: Online applications require a valid ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), as well as a signature on file with the RMV.
To Register in Person, Visit:
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Avenue
Mail-In Voter Registration: CALL: 617-625-6600 X4200 to have a form be mailed to you, or go to the Forms Library to download a registration form.
Mon.-Wed.: 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Thursday: 8:30 A.M.. to 7:30 P.M.
Friday: 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. An acknowledgement notice will be sent confirming that you are registered.
To vote absentee, you must be unable to vote on Election Day due to (1) absence from City during the hours the Polls are open; (2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or (3) religious belief.
Absentee ballot applications are available upon request from the Election Commission office, or they can be downloaded from the Forms LIbrary. Written communiqué with original signature and relevant information requesting absentee ballot may also serve as an application. Penalty for Illegal Registration: Fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.
Massachusetts General Laws, chapter 56 section 8.
In order to participate in any election, primary or preliminary the Deadline for Voter Registration is at least 20 days before.