SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Massachusetts residents have until Tuesday night to make sure they're registered to vote in the upcoming special U.S. Senate election.
On June 25th, voters will decide whether they want Democrat Edward Markey, Republican Gabriel Gomez, or Twelve Visions party candidate, Richard Heos.
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin says that residents can register in most cities and towns on Tuesday, from 9am to 8pm. In towns with fewer than 1,500 voters, registration must be open from at least 2PM-4pm and 7-8pm.
These are the voter registration requirements:
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must be a resident of Massachusetts.
- You must be at least 18 years of age by June 25th.
- Also, if you've moved within Massachusetts, you must be registered in your new community.
The winner of this special election will be filling the seat left vacant by John Kerry, when he became the new U.S. Secretary of State.
For more information on voter registration, check with your city/town clerks or voter registrars. There's also a special Massachusetts voter registration hotline you can call at: 1-800-462-VOTE.