2014 Information For Voters

A Message from Secretary Galvin...

Dear Voter:

Dear Voter:

Every four years the citizens of Massachusetts have the opportunity to set the course of government for our state and its communities. The leadership that you select will make important decisions that will affect you and your family. I urge you to participate in this process.

If you have not yet registered to vote or need to re-register because you moved, we have enclosed a form for you to fill out and mail back, but you must register by October 15, 2014 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 1-800-462-VOTE (8683) or 617-727-2828, or visit my website at www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.

There are four binding statewide ballot questions that will appear on your ballot. The 2014 official 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.

I urge you to vote on November 4, 2014 and exercise the most essential right of our democratic system. Polling places will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm statewide. Absentee ballots are easily available before the election.

Very truly yours,
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth