Sample Ballots and Absentee Ballots Now Available for September 4, 2018 State Primary Election

Last day to register to vote for Primary Election is August 15, 2018

With the Tuesday, September 4, State Primary quickly approaching, the City of Somerville would like to remind residents that the deadline for registering to vote in that election is Wednesday, August 15 (by 8 p.m. if registering in person at City Hall or by 11:59 p.m. if registering online). This is also the deadline for voters wanting to update their address or change party affiliation. 

Residents may register to vote by visiting the Elections Department at Somerville City Hall, calling 617-625-6600 x4200 to have a voter registration form mailed, visiting www.somervillema.gov/elections to print a registration form to mail, or by registering online at www.registertovotema.com. Online applications require a valid ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), as well as a signature on file with the RMV.

This year voters will decide a number of races, including those for the offices of Governor, Senator in Congress and General Court, Representative in Congress and General Court, Attorney General, District Attorney, and more. Sample ballots for the State Primary, as well as additional information about other important upcoming election dates like voter registration for the General Election and the early voting schedule, are available at www.somervillema.gov/elections.

An absentee voter is a registered voter who will be unable to vote at the polls on election day due to: (1) absence from their city or town during normal polling hours; or (2) physical disability preventing them from going to the polling place; or (3) religious belief; OR A non-registered voter who is: (1) a Massachusetts citizen absent from the state; or (2) an active member of the armed forces or merchant marines, their spouse or dependent; or (3) a person confined in a correctional facility or a jail, except if by reason of felony conviction. Absentee ballot applications are available online. (English / Español)


Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected].