Registering to Vote
Voter registration has never been easier than it is today. You may visit the Town Clerk's office at Winchester Town Hall and complete a voter registration form in person. Or, you may obtain a mail in voter registration form from the Town Hall lobby, the Winchester Public Library, United States Post office, and various other locations throughout the state. Mail-in forms also may be obtained by calling the State Elections Division at 800-462-VOTE. In addition, the state registries of motor vehicles, social service agencies, and military recruitment offices provide voter registration services.
Any person who is a Massachusetts resident, a United States citizen, and will be 18 years old as of the next election is eligible to register to vote. You must attest, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that you are legally eligible to register and that the information you provide is accurate and truthful. The penalty for fraudulent registration is a fine of $10,000 or imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both.
Choosing a Political Party
When you register, you may choose to become a member of a political party, select a designation for a political organization which has not achieved party status in the state, or choose to become an "unenrolled" voter (commonly referred to as "independent"). Remember that if you register in a party or select a political organization designation in a primary election, you only may receive a ballot for that party. Unenrolled voters may request any ballot in a primary election.