Voting is vitally important — let your voice be heard!
October 24, 2022
Latham Centers is joining the chorus of voices throughout the Commonwealth urging everyone to PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE!
“Quick Guide to Key Dates”:
How to participate in the November 8, 2022 election: Election day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in Massachusetts. Voters will elect a new governor and attorney general. We will also elect members of the state legislature (Senators and Representatives), a Barnstable County Commissioner, and others.
These officials play key roles in setting policy and funding for people with disabilities and direct support professionals. They decide how our tax dollars are spent.
Participation in the election process is a basic right and responsibility of all citizens. You must be registered in order to vote. Registration is easy! October 29, 2022 is the last day to register before the November 8 election. You can register online if you are 16* or older, a citizen, and you have an ID issued by the MA Registry of Motor Vehicles. (*Must be 18 years old to vote on Election Day.) You can also register at the Town Clerk’s office where you live. If you are registered and want to vote early, you may do so from October 22 through November 4 at the office of your Town/City Clerk. No excuse is needed. Each town sets the hours and places for voting so check with your Town Clerk. (More info: http://www.voteinma.com/)
If you want to vote by mail, you must submit an application. Your local election official must receive your application by November 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Most people received an application to vote by mail recently.
No excuse is needed. If you have not voted in a while, you may be listed as an “inactive voter”. But you can still vote; you must show identification indicating your current and continuous residence. Questions? Check with your Town Clerk as soon as possible!
For questions on voting, please see https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm. You can call the Town Clerk in your town or call the Office of the Secretary of State (617) 727-2828 with any questions.
Reflecting on a Latham staff member’s support of the civic engagement process: https://www.lathamcenters.org/blog/adult-services-alan-milsted-supports-residents-civic-process/