Originally, Tuesday, October 30 was the last day for people to register to vote IN PERSON before the November 6 elections. However, due to the storm and expected power outages, we have a new deadline: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, at 8pm. The Registrars' office in Town Hall will be open 9am - 8pm. If people recently moved into town, moved within town or changed name, now is the time to do it.
If we don't have your correct address, you may be sent to the wrong line to check in and vote. If we don't have your new name, we might not find you on the voter list.
Identification and proof of residency is necessary to register: Driver's license with old address, Social Securty number (tax return?), US passport are fine for ID. For residence, we accept utility bills, paychecks, or government documents that have been mailed to your current address recently (say, past 30 days). A lease agreement on a rented home was used recently.
Voter registration cards postmarked by October 23 will be processed for the election. People who mail in a card after that date will be entered on the voter rolls AFTER the election. Town Clerk's office is in charge of Absentee ballots; the Registrars work together with them to verify new voters before those ballots are issued.
We can tell you more about voter ID at the polls another time. First, get registered!