Registrar of Voters

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Essential Responsibilities of the Board of Registrars:
  • Receive and maintain Affidavits of Voter Registration from individuals, registration agencies and organizations and notify voters of the deposition of their registration forms and polling places.
  • Conduct special registration sessions and provide assistance and education regarding the registration and election process to many political and private organizations, schools, and advocacy groups.
  • Conduct annual city census of residents age 3 and upwards and publish List of Residents.
  • Prepare List of Voters for every election and distribute it to candidates and political organizations.
  • Keep track of voting history and remove anyone who fails to vote in two consecutive Federal Elections.
  • Certify voters' names on Nomination Papers and Petitions.
  • Conduct all election recounts.
  • Provide proof of residency for reduced in-state college tuition, veterans' benefits, social security applications, City landfill and RMV documents.
  • Participate in city redistricting and serve as city liaison to Federal Census Bureau.
  • Provide proof of US Citizenship by issuing voter ID cards and accepting US passport applications.


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Online Voter Registration
City residents who are US citizens and have valid ID issues by the RMV can apply to register to vote online by visiting MA Election Division website www.sec.state.ma.us.