Denise Graffeo, Town Clerk, reminds residents that Wednesday, August 15th is the deadline to register to vote if they want to participate in the Tuesday, September 4th Massachusetts State Primary. Any person who is currently registered to vote in Tewksbury does not have to re-register. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
August 15th is also the deadline for registered voters who wish to change their party enrollment either to another party or to “Unenrolled,” which is commonly referred to as “Independent”. Unenrolled voters and voters enrolled in political designations can ask for any party ballot on Primary Day, but someone registered in a party can only vote on that party’s ballot. A Democrat cannot take a Republican ballot, and a Republican cannot take a Democratic one.
Persons who are United States Citizens, residents of Massachusetts, and who will be at least 18 years old on or before September 4th are eligible to register. Those meeting these qualifications who have a Massachusetts Driver’s License can submit their registration online at www.RegisterToVoteMA.com Those registering by mail should have their form hand-canceled to ensure it is postmarked before the deadline.