As part of the Higher Education Amendment, Stonehill College must provide student with the opportunity to register to vote. Accordingly, in an effort to provide an efficient and effective manner of providing students with an opportunity to register to vote, the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has established a website where students may request a voter registration form.
You may request a mail-in voter registration form from the Massachusetts Secretary of State Elections Division website. Massachusetts residents with a valid MA Driver's License or State ID may register online, otherwise you can request a voter registration form be mailed to you.
- Students may choose between a Massachusetts form and a Federal form. The Massachusetts form can only be used to register to vote in Massachusetts. The Federal form may be used to register in most other states.
- Once you receive your voter registration form in the mail, fill out the form completely, and return it to your local city or town hall.
- The local clerk will thereafter provide you with acknowledgment of your voter registration; if you do not receive an acknowledgement of your voter registration within a reasonable time, please check with your local clerk for more information.
- Remember: you will not be registered to vote until you return the completed voter registration form to your local city or town hall. Addresses for students' city or town halls may be found at the bottom of the page on the website listed above.
- Upon receipt of the completed voter registration form, the local city or town clerk will provide acknowledgement of student voter registration.
Students from states other than Massachusetts are eligible to register to vote in Massachusetts, but the registration will be processed at Easton Town Hall and will declare you as a permanent Easton, MA resident. This is important to remember, as it may affect out of state scholarship eligibility if you are required to be a resident of another state to maintain that scholarship.
Help America Vote Act of 2002
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 requires that anyone who registers to vote for the first time in Massachusetts show identification when voting for the first time in a federal election. Acceptable identification must include your name and the address at which you are registered to vote, for example: a current and valid driver's license, photo identification, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document showing your name and address. This means that Students from out-of-state who register to vote in Massachusetts will also be required to provide evidence of Massachusetts residence.