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Town of Brookline
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How to Register to Vote (State Site)

Voter registration in Brookline has never been easier than it is today. You may visit the Town Clerk's Office in Brookline Town Hall and complete a voter registration form in person. Or, you may obtain a mail-in voter registration form from the Town Hall lobby, the Brookline Public Library (as well as the branch libraries), United States Post Offices and various other locations throughout the state. Mail-in forms also may be obtained by calling the State Elections Division at (800) 462-VOTE or by calling the Office of the Town Clerk at (617) 730-2010. In addition, the state registries of motor vehicles, social service agencies and military recruitment offices provide voter registration services.

Any person who is a Massachusetts resident, a United States citizen and will be eighteen years old as of the next election is eligible to register to vote. You must attest, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that you are legally eligible to register and that the information you provide is accurate and truthful. The penalty for fraudulent registration is a fine of ten thousand dollars or imprisonment for up to five years, or both.

When you register, you may choose to become a member of a political party, select a designation for a political organization which has not achieved party status in the state or choose to become an "unenrolled" voter (commonly referred to as "independent"). Remember that if you register in a party you may only receive a ballot for that party in a primary election. Uenrolled voters may request any ballot in a primary election. Those voters who have registered in a political designation may not participate in a primary election.