Make Your Voice Heard

Your voice is important; so Make Your Voice Heard! Encourage everyone: individuals with disabilities, staff who work in the field, families another volunteers to share their voice and exercise their vote!



General and State Election: November 8, 2016


Why is it important?:

Voting ensures that candidates and the votepublic understand your concerns.


Who Can Vote:

  • a Citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 years old
  • Registered to vote




 Voting Rights:

  • Citizens under guardianship may vote unless their guardianship decree specifically excludes the right to vote
  • Citizens can have assistance in the voting booth, see “Voter Rights” from our Secretary of State’s office

Click here for an excerpt from the Secretary of State publication on Voter Information


Register To Vote:

If you want to make sure your voice is heard visit: 



To check the status of your registration visit:



Ways To Vote: 

In Person: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx

Absentee Ballot: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleabsentee/absidx.htm


Important Dates For Massachusetts:

Deadline to Register for Presidential Primary:

February 10, 2016

Presidential Primary:

March 1, 2016

State Primary:

September 8, 2016

Deadline to Register for State Election:Your Vote Counts

October 19, 2016

Deadline to Register for General Presidential Election:

October 19,  2016

State Election:

November 8, 2016

General Presidential Election:

November 8, 2016

Important Dates For Other States:




Voting For Persons With Disabilities:


Bill of Voting Rights


Know Your Right To Vote- The Arc of US



Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past.

Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.- JFK

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