Published in the January 20, 2016 edition
LYNNFIELD — Town Clerk Trudy Reid is reminding residents the last day to register to vote, change one’s voting address or party affiliation for the March 2016 state primary is Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Residents’ enrollment as a voter will affect the party primary in which people can vote for the Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 1. There are four political parties in Massachusetts: Democratic, Republican, Green-Rainbow and United Independent. For voters who are enrolled in one of these parties, at a primary, residents will only be allowed to vote on the ballot for that party. Voters who are unenrolled (sometimes referred to as Independent), at a Primary Election may choose which party’s ballot they would like to receive.
Residents who want to register to vote or make changes to their voting status by mail should make sure their form is postmarked no later than Feb. 10. Massachusetts’ law does not currently allow these changes to be made via e-mail.
To download the form, visit www.sec.state.ma.us.
There is also a new option to register online by going to the Secretary of State’s website and using the new online voter registration system, also located at www.registertovotema.com.
The Town Clerk’s office will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, to accommodate residents registering to vote and those who wish to make changes to their voting status in person.
All registered voters cast their ballots at Lynnfield High School on Essex Street. If residents would like further clarification of a party status or have other questions relative to the upcoming election, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Clerk’s office at 781-334-9400.