2018 Information For Voters

A Message from Secretary Galvin...

Dear Voter:

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, voters of Massachusetts have the opportunity to elect candidates of their choice and decide on statewide ballot questions that can change state law. Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. statewide on Election Day. Early voting is available for this election beginning October 22, 2018 and ending November 2, 2018. If you are unable to go to the polls or vote early, absentee ballots are easily available before the election.

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, or, if you have a Massachusetts driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online at www.RegisterToVoteMA.com. State law requires that you must register by October 17, 2018 to have your name appear on the voting list. You can also check your voter registration status on the website as well.

There are three binding statewide ballot questions appearing on the state election ballot. The 2018 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.

This booklet contains important information for the upcoming election. The choices you make in this election are going to shape the course of government for our nation, state and local communities. The leadership that you select will make important decisions affecting you and your family. I urge you to participate in this process because your vote matters.

Please VOTE and exercise the most essential right of our democratic system.

Very truly yours,
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth