Voting is fundamental to the strength of our democracy and guarantees citizens a say in who represents them. Pertinent to Sociology; Social Justice and Social Policy; and Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies, voting allows students to vote on behalf of social justice issues affecting our country today.
Whether you plan on voting in-person or by mail, we encourage everyone to review this guide to understand voting deadlines, formulate their plan to vote, and take action.
All the resources to register to vote and apply for a ballot are provided.
Please note that if you recently registered, this website
may not be up-to-date.
For Massachusetts residents with a Massachusetts State ID, you can also register online through this Massachusetts-specific online portal.
You may update your registration by filling out a new voter registration form.
Massachusetts has mail-in/ absentee voting for any voter who cannot or chooses not to vote in-person for the September 1 primary and/or the November 3 general election. Especially amid COVID-19, mail-in/absentee voting reduces crowds at the polls and ensures the safety of voters.
Massachusetts voters can apply for an absentee/ mail-in ballot through this website. On this website, you can download the absentee/mail-in voting form to fill out and mail to your town’s polling place.
For voters not registered in Massachusetts, you can apply for an absentee ballot here
. You can also look up your state’s mail-in/absentee voting policy on your state’s Attorney General’s website.
Individuals are still allowed to vote in-person if they choose. The polls are open from 7am to 8pm on Election Day. Students registered to vote with their Brandeis University address vote in Ward 7 at Banks School Basement on 948 Main Street in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Early voting is also an option for those who wish to vote in-person before Election Day.
For voters in all states, Ballotpedia
provides thorough information on each state’s voting laws and deadlines. All voter registration deadlines per state can also be accessed here
Individuals can also sign up for election reminders here. Closer to Election Day, you can find who is on the ballot in your district here.
Tell your friends to vote! Feel free to forward this email to several friends and peers. Proactively check-in with friends on whether they have a plan to vote.
If you have any more questions regarding voter registration or polling, please email firstname.lastname@example.org