Any person who is a Massachusetts resident and a United States citizen and will be 18 years old as of the next election is eligible to register to vote.
You must attest, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that you are legally eligible to register and that the information you provide is accurate and truthful. The penalty for fraudulent registration is a fine of $10,000 or imprisonment for up to five years, or both.
The State recently completed work on a new website to provide Massachusetts voters the ability to search for and verify their current voter registration status. This tool is designed to provide up-to-date information on voter registration status and information for voters so they can register to vote.
The State developed this functionality while trying to maintain as much privacy as possible. A voter can verify their voting status by entering their name (as registered), date of birth and zip code. If they are not a registered voter they will instructed on how to register to vote. A recent revision to the State's election laws provides for on-line registration portal which will be implemented before August 2015.
Click on the link below to check your voter registration status:
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, scammers may send messages asking for your Social Security number or financial information supposedly to register you to vote - or to confirm your registration - when they really want to commit identity theft.
PLEASE NOTE: In Massachusetts, when you register to vote, you will be asked to provide either your Massachusetts Driver's License number, OR the last four digits of your Social Security number. These are used for verification purposes. YOU SHOULD NEVER BE ASKED TO PROVIDE YOUR FULL SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER BY A LEGITIMATE ELECTION OFFICIAL.