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November 2nd: (Local) Election Day

October 28, 2021

This Tuesday, November 2nd is Election Day in more than 50 Massachusetts cities. While you may have heard the most about Boston's mayoral race, it is by no means the only election taking place next week. Dozens of cities will vote for offices like Mayor, City Council, and School Committee. We want to make sure that you as a voter will have all the tools you need to have your voice heard.

First, you should verify your voter registration status. Doing so will allow you to check that your voter registration information is correct. It will also allow you to confirm your polling place. Review your voter registration status here.

Second, you should learn as much as you can about who is on the ballot. We have created a database of candidate forums and guides for cities including Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Brockton, Framingham, and more, which you can view here. It is critical you understand the candidates and the values they represent when you head to the polls. That way, you will be able to cast a truly educated and impactful vote that you believe in.

Third, you should make a plan to vote. If you did not vote early in-person or by mail, you can vote on Election Day. Polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM (or longer in some cities), so you should confirm a time that works best for you. You should also encourage those in your social network to make a plan and vote too.

We encourage you to share these resources with anyone and everyone you can. Together, we may push back on the ultimate paradox of civic life - that the elections that impact our daily lives most also receive the least attention. We know that one simple email will not solve this problem, but we do believe that it will help educate and empower voters across Massachusetts.

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