Deadline to register to vote in the midterms is today

  • A “Vote Here” sign marks the entrance on to an early voting station in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.  AP PHOTO/Steve Karnowski

Staff Writer
Published: 10/17/2018 9:09:22 AM

NORTHAMPTON – If you want to vote in the 2018 midterm elections, and are not yet registered in Massachusetts, the deadline to do so is today.

The deadline to register to vote in the Bay State and to be able to vote in the 2018 midterm elections is Wednesday, Oct. 17. Registration can be done online until 11:59 p.m. Registrations can also be postmarked or done in-person by that date. In-person registration is accomplished at your local elections office, often the town or city clerk, where your registration should also be sent if you are doing so by mail. Online registration is accomplished at the state level.

Northampton City Clerk Pamela Powers said that the city has seen many new voter registrations, even though the number of registered voters in the city has decreased from 21,274 at this time last year to 20,005. She said the decrease is due primarily to people moving from the city, although death is also a factor. About 2,200 people were registered in the last year.

“A lot of people pre-registered for the primary,” said Powers.

The City Clerk’s office in Northampton, as well as the other elections offices across the state, will be open until 8 p.m. tonight for registrations, although she said she isn’t expecting to see a lot of last-minute registrations.

“Early voting starts Monday,” said Pamela.

Register to vote or check your registration status here.

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