As part of the Higher Education Amendment, this institution must provide you with the opportunity to register to vote. Accordingly, please you may please click here for a 2012 Massachusetts Student Voter Guide or you may request a mail-in voter registration form from the Massachusetts Secretary of State Elections Division website.
Voter Registration Forms are also available at the Registrar's Office and at the Information Desk in the Roche Dining Commons.
Please note that you CANNOT register to vote via the internet, but you can request a voter registration form. 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.
Remember, you will not be registered to vote until you return the completed Voter Registration Form 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.
Some Important Notes:
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.
Also, 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.