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Registering to Vote Off Campus

Students in Massachusetts can choose whether to register at their campus address or at home. However, they can only be registered and vote in one location. If a student is currently registered to vote on campus but is now living off campus for the fall 2020 semester, they must re-register to vote at their current residential address.

The deadline to register to vote in the November 3, 2020 election in Massachusetts is Saturday, October 24, 2020. However, it is recommended to register as soon as you can, especially if you plan to vote by mail.

Register Online

Go to https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/ and select Elections and Voting → Online Voter Registration. Before getting to the form, the site will ask if you a) are over the age of 16, b) a U.S. Citizen, and c) have an ID issued by the RMV.

Register by Mail

Go to https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/ and select Elections and Voting → Mail-in Registration Form. You can download and print a registration form. This form allows you to use either your RMV ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number to register.

Next Steps

Still need help? Click here to find dates and sign up for an upcoming Election 101: Preparing to Vote Session.

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