Voters reminded to register as clock ticks down toward Sept. primary, Nov. election

Obama? Romney? Warren? Brown?

You’ve got exactly four months to make up your mind.

The Massachusetts secretary of state’s office is reminding people today that the November election is exactly four months away — and the September primary is exactly two months away.

“Presidential elections historically draw the largest voter turnouts — more than 3.1 million voted in Massachusetts in 2008,’’ Secretary of State William F. Galvin said in a statement. “To be eligible to vote in these elections, a person must be registered 20 days before the election. That would be August 17 for the primary and October 17 for the general election.’’

In addition to the presidential election and the closely watched US Senate race, voters will be electing candidates for the state House and Senate, as well as Governor’s Council members, county commissioners, registers of deeds, and clerks of court.


Anyone who is a US citizen, who lives in Massachusetts, and who will be 18 or older on or before Election Day can register. If you’ve moved, you must register again at your new address.


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