Frequently Asked Questions for New Voters

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Eligibility
What are the requirements in order to register to vote?
I will be eighteen after the deadline, but before election day?
Registration
Are there deadlines for voter registration?
I live in Boston already, but I moved to another address in the City. Do I have to re-register?
I was registered to vote in another town in Massachusetts. I live in Boston now. Do I have to re-register?
Party
I want to register as an Independent but that’s not one of the choices?
Can an Unenrolled voter participate in Primary Elections?
What is a Political Designation?
Voting
How do I know where to vote?
Why can’t I vote at the Polling Location closest to my work or school?
I am going to be away at school or out of town for the election(s). How do I vote?
Contact
How do I contact the Election Department?