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As part of the Higher Education Amendment, Smith College must provide you with the opportunity to register to vote.

Request a Form

You cannot register to vote via the Internet. There are two ways to obtain a form to register to vote:

  1. Request a mail-in voter registration form for Massachusets be sent to you, or
    pick up a Massachusetts registration form at any post office or at the Northampton City Hall, 210 Main St., Room 4.
  2. Download a National form to register in another state.

You will not be registered to vote until you return the completed voter registration form to your local city or town hall. The local clerk will thereafter provide you with acknowledgement of your voter registration; if you do not receive an acknowledgment of your voter registration within a reasonable time, please check with your local clerk for more information.

About the Forms

You may choose between a Massachusetts form and a federal form. The federal form may be used to register in most states.

If you are registering to vote as a Northampton resident and you live on campus, your physical address is the name of your house at Smith College. Your mailing address is your campus box number. Should you decide to register to vote in Northampton and you are currently registered elsewhere, you will be removed from the voter list in that city or town.

Registering to vote in Massachusetts

If you have questions about registering to vote in Massachusetts and/or voting by absentee ballot, please consult the Student Voter Guide for Massachusetts for further information.

Please note:  The deadline to register to vote in Massachusetts for the November elections is October 17, 2012.  The Registar of Voters office in the Northampton City Hall will remain open until 8 p.m. that evening for voter registration.