Register to Vote

Vote


Only a person who is a US citizen and a resident of Douglas  may register to vote.

Register to Vote


In Person


Go to the Town Clerk’s office and complete an affidavit of registration, which must be answered truthfully under the penalty of perjury.  The questions on the affidavit will include your name, residence and date of birth.

Online


Residents of Douglas can Register to Vote online.

By Mail


Mail-in registration forms are widely available. To obtain a mail-in registration form, please call the Town Clerk’s office at 508-476-4000 ext. 355, and a form will be sent to you or your can download a Massachusetts Voter Registration Form (PDF). Mail the completed form to:
Town Clerk
29 Depot Street,
Douglas, MA 01516

You should receive a confirmation notice in two to three weeks. If you don’t, please contact us to verify your voting status.

New Residents


If you are a new resident to Douglas and you are changing the address on your license, you can register to vote at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Keep your voter receipt until you receive confirmation from the Town Clerk’s office. If you do not receive any confirmation, please contact us to verify your voting status.

Identification Regulations


If you are registering to vote for the first time in Massachusetts, you must include identification to your voter registration form. Because of a new federal law, the Help America Vote Act of 2002 passed by Congress, if you registered to vote by mail on or after January 1, 2003, you will be required to show identification when you vote or you can send in a copy of your identification with your voter registration form.

Acceptable identification must include your name and address at which you are registered to vote, for example: 
  • Bank statement
  • Current and valid driver’s license
  • Current utility bill
  • Government check
  • Other government document showing your name and address
  • Paycheck
If you send in a copy of your identification with your mail-in voter registration form, it may not be returned to you.

Deadlines


In order to vote you must be registered:
  • 20 days before all primaries and elections
  • 10 days before a special town meeting