If you were planning to vote for the next U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, you need to be registered to vote by Wednesday, April 10, for the upcoming April 30 election.
The April 30 election will select which candidate for U.S. Senate will represent Massachusetts in Washington, DC after John Kerry was selected as Secretary of State late last year. Voters in the First Suffolk Senatorial District will also choose to fill the vacant seat formerly held by Jack Hart will be held on the same date.
According to Boston's Election Department, voters who have used absentee ballots in the past must fill out a new application each calendar year. If you're not sure if you need to re-register, you can call the election department.
The April 10 date, in addition to being the last day to register to vote, is also the last day you can change your address or party affiliation before the special election. The election department will stay open on Wendesday until 8 p.m.
Information for voters:
- Applications may be obtained by calling the Election Department at 617-635-3767 or downloaded on the Election Department’s website: www.cityofboston.gov/elections.
- The Election Department is located in Room 241 of Boston City Hall, and will be open until 8 p.m. that evening to accommodate prospective registrants and those wishing to make changes.
- Those who wish to register or make changes by mail should make sure that their request is postmarked no later than April 10. Massachusetts Law does not allow these changes to be made via email.