How to Register to Vote

To register to vote in Somerville you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen,
  • a Somerville resident, and
  • at least 18 years old on, or before, the next election.

Register Online or Update Voter Information:

Please note: 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.

To Register in Person, Visit:

Election Department
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Avenue

Mail-In Voter Registration:

Call 617-625-6600 X4200 to have a form be mailed to you, or download a registration form. (English / Español / Zhōngwén)

An acknowledgement notice will be sent confirming that you are registered.

Office Hours:

Mon.-Wed.: 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Thursday: 8:30 A.M.. to 7:30 P.M.
Friday: 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Absentee Voting

To vote absentee, you must be unable to vote on Election Day due to (1) absence from City during the hours the Polls are open; (2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or (3) religious belief.

Absentee ballot applications are available upon request from the Election Commission office, or they can be downloaded online. Absentee ballots for family members are also available. Written communiqué with original signature and relevant information requesting absentee ballot may also serve as an application. Penalty for Illegal Registration: Fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 56 Section 8

In order to participate in any election, primary or preliminary the Deadline for Voter Registration is at least 20 days before.