The Caring Force Blog Make your vote count in September and November!

Your vote matters! It will help shape the future of your local community, our state and the country for years to come.

The Massachusetts primary election is on Tuesday, September 1st and the general election is on Tuesday, November 3rd. As two important elections are just around the corner, Massachusetts has become a no-excuse mail-in voting state. Although you can still vote in person, anyone can stay safe and vote through the mail by following several easy steps.

First, make sure that you’re registered to vote.

You can check your registration status by clicking here. If you haven’t yet registered, you register online in under five minutes by clicking here.

NOTE: Make sure that your address is accurate if you moved recently!

Second, take another five minutes to fill out an application to vote by mail.

Once you’re registered to vote, you can find and print the mail-in voting application by clicking here.

Third, you must deliver your application to your local election office.

In order to vote in the September 1st primary, the deadline to submit your application is August 26th! You can either mail your application to your local election office or drop it off. To find out where your local election office is situated, click here.

Once you have submitted your application, you can track your ballot by clicking here.

Fourth, simply fill out the ballot and send it back to your local election office!

Once you’ve registered and applied to vote, reach out to remind friends and family to do the same! If you work in residential care, help those you support apply as well. Voting isn’t just a civic duty – it also makes a difference for human services. Politicians can see whether you’ve voted in the past, and often check when you reach out to them about issues you care about.

If you’re interested in learning more about voting this year, check out our CareVote webpage or visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s elections division.

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