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Registering to vote in Massachusetts

U.S. citizens attending and living at a Massachusetts college are entitled to become Massachusetts registered voters. You can register to vote in Massachusetts in one of two ways.

  1. Register online to vote in Massachusetts
  2. Print out a Massachusetts registration form, or pick one up the Northampton City hall, 210 Main St, Room 4, or any post office.

If you are registering to vote as a Northampton resident and you live on-campus, your physical address is the name of Smith College house; your mailing address is your campus unit number. Should you decide to register to vote in Northampton and you are currently registered in your hometown, you will be removed from the voter list in that city or town.

Please note: In order to vote in Massachusetts, you must be registered 20 days before all primaries and elections and/or 10 days before a special town meeting.

Registering to vote in another state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory

Many states, plus the District of Columbia, permit online voter registration. Or, download the National form to register in another state.

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 acknowledgement of your voter registration. If you do not receive an acknowledgment of your voter registration within a reasonable time, please check with your local clerk for more information.

More information about registering to vote and/or voting by absentee ballot, can be found in the Student Voter Guides and on the How to Vote website.

Smith Votes

Information on the Smith Votes initiative can be found on the Office of Student Engagement site.