2008 Information For Voters

A Message from Secretary Galvin...

Dear Voter:

This year's election is one of the most important in a long time. You have the power to make big decisions for our country and our state that will set the course for years to come. Don't miss this opportunity.

If you have not yet registered to vote, click here for a Mail-in fillable PDF Voter Registration Form Online, but you must register by October 15, 2008 to have your name appear on the voting list. If you or any other members of your household would like any additional registration forms, please contact 1-800-392-6090 or 617-727-7030.

There are three binding statewide ballot questions that will appear on your ballot. The 2008 Information for Voters booklet lists each question with the text of the proposed law, statements describing the effect of a yes or no vote, a summary and brief argument for and against each question. This information will assist you in making a thoughtful decision before you enter your polling place and you can even take it with you into the voting booth if you wish.

My office provides many important services including business formation, investor protection, land record recordation and many others. However, the most important service we perform is providing citizen information. If you need help finding your way through state government, please contact our Citizen Information Service at 1-800-392-6090 or 617-727-7030.

I urge you to vote on November 4, 2008 and exercise the most essential right of our democratic system. Polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. statewide and absentee ballots are easily available. Click here to download an absentee ballot application.

Very truly yours,
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth