How to Vote in Massachusetts in 2018

Hi Massachusetts.
If you want to vote, first you need to get
registered. You can check your registration status right
now using the link in the description. If you’re not registered, or you need to
update your name or address, you can go to the link in the description and register online
right now, as long as you have a Massachusetts
Driver’s License or state ID. If you don’t have a Massachusetts ID, like
if you’re a student from another state or you don’t drive, you’ll still use the
same link to fill out your registration form, they’ll just ask you to print the form at
the end, sign it, and mail it in. You’ve got until October 17th to register,
but you might as well open up a new tab and
get started right now. Once you’re registered, there are a few
different ways you can vote. If you’re going to be out of state on election
day, or you have a disability or religious belief that prevents you from getting to the
polls – you can apply to vote absentee by
mail. There’s a link to the form in the description
that you can fill out and mail or email to your local election commissioner – there’s
a link to all their contact info as well. You have until November 5th at noon to apply
to vote absentee, but the sooner you do it the better, so that you have enough time to
get the ballot in the mail, fill it out, and
send it back by November 6th. If you’re gonna be at home on election day
but you still want to vote early, you can
do that! Just go to any early vote site location in
your town or city from October 22nd through November 2nd during their normal business
hours and cast your ballot. All the times and locations will be posted
at in October, and some cities will have special evening and weekend
hours available too, so check the link to find
out when and where you can early vote. If you really wanna vote in person on November
6th, there’s a link below that will tell
you where you need to go to vote. Polls are open from 7am to 8pm, and you may
be asked to show an ID, especially if this
is your first time voting. A driver’s license or state ID, utility
bill or bank statement, or any printed ID with your name and address on it all count,
so bring one just in case. I also recommend bringing a sample ballot. You can get one from the link below, and it’lll
tell you everything that you’ll be able
to vote for in the midterm elections. You don’t have to vote for every single
thing on the ballot for it to be counted, but those local elections are super important,
so it’s helpful if you want a chance to do some research on the candidates in your
local elections. You can even fill it out and bring it to the
polls with you, so you can be sure you remember
how you want to vote. One last thing: if you’re going to vote—open
up your notes app or grab a piece of paper
and make a plan. Write down when and how you’re going to
register, what time you’re going to vote, how you’re gonna get there, what ID you’re
going to use if you need one, even who you’re
going to bring to the polls with you. Having a plan is a great way to make sure
that nothing unexpected stops you from voting
on November 6th. There will be links for everything you need to check
your registration, vote early and find your polling
location are in description. Thank you for voting.

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  1. I'm attending college in Massachusetts but I'm registered in Colorado. My understanding is that I can be registered in both states, as long as I only vote in one place. Do you have any advice on how to decide where to vote? Also, thanks for all the work you put into this project! It's so helpful and it makes voting seem so much simpler. 🙂

  2. People of America ! Do NOT vote for Democrytes!!  Don't you know your history??? "Democryts" have long ago erased their shameful racist history from our textbooks, only to offer deceitful propaganda and economic enticements in an effort to convince people, especially black Americans and Latinos, that it’s the Democrats rather than Republicans who are the true saviors of civil liberties. Do you know that it is the Dems that were associated with pro-slavery movement, and this is why the 16th President, the Republican Abraham Lincoln had to begin the Civil War. North ("Free States") was led by the Republicans against the South pro-slavery resistance led by the Democrats.
    Take a closer look at the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution that officially abolished slavery in 1864. 
    Of the 118 Republicans in Congress (House and Senate) at the time, all 118 voted in favor of the legislation, while only 19 of 82 Democrats voted likewise.  Then there’s the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments guaranteeing rights of citizenship and voting to black males. 
    Not a single Democrat voted in favor of either the Fourteenth (House and Senate) or Fifteenth (House and Senate) Amendments. Clearly, the latter half of the 19th Century, and for much of the early half of the 20th Century, it was the Republican Party that was the party of choice for blacks.
    How can this be? Because the Republican Party was formed in the late 1850s as an oppositional force to the pro-slavery Democratic Party. 
    Republicans wanted to return to the principles that were originally established in the republic’s founding documents and in doing so became the first party to openly advocated strong civil rights legislation. 
    Voters took notice and in 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected President along with a Republican Congress. 
    This infuriated the southern Democrats, who soon afterwards left Congress and took their states with them to form what officially became known as The Slaveholding Confederate States of America.
    In spite of this, in almost every Southern state, the Republican Party was actually formed by blacks, not whites. Case in point is Houston, Texas, where 150 blacks and 20 whites created the Republican Party of Texas.Then the Dems organized several crime political gangs with pointy hoods.
    By the mid-1860s, the Republican Party’s alliance with blacks had caused a noticeable strain on the Democrats’ struggle for electoral significance in the post-Civil War era. 
    This prompted the Democratic Party in 1866 to develop a new pseudo-secret political action group whose sole purpose was to help gain control of the electorate.  The new group was known simply by their initials, KKK (Ku Klux Klan).During the 1868 Democratic National Convention the former Civil War Confederate Army General Nathan Bedford Forrest (slave owner, slave trader) was honored as the KKK’s first Grand Wizard. The Klan’s primary mission was to intimidate Republicans – black and white. In South Carolina and Georgia, for example, the Klan even passed out “push cards” – a hit list of 63 (50 blacks and 13 whites) “Radicals” of the legislature pictured on one side and their names listed on the other. 
    Democrats called Republicans "radicals" not just because they were a powerful political force, but because they allowed blacks to participate in the political process. 
    Apparently, this was all too much for Democrats to bear.For many years, even up through the 2016 Presidential Election, the DNC had omitted all related history from 1848 to 1900 from their timeline – half a century worth! Nevertheless, this sordid history is still well documented.  There’s even a thirteen-volume set of Congressional investigations dating from 1872 detailing the Klan’s connection to the   Democratic Party.
     The official documents, titled Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire Into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States, irrefutably proves the KKK’s prominent role in the Democratic Party. When Democrat Senator Wade Hampton ran for the governorship of South Carolina in 1876 the Klan put into action a battle plan to help Democrats win, stating: “Every Democrat must feel honor bound to control the vote of at least one Negro by intimidation….  Democrats must go in as large numbers…and well-armed.”
    An issue of Harper’s Weekly that same year illustrated this mindset with a depiction of two Democrats standing next to a black man while pointing a gun at him.  At the bottom of the depiction is a caption that reads: “Of Course He Wants To Vote The Democratic Ticket!” By 1875, Republicans, both black and white, had worked together to pass over two dozen civil rights bills. 
    Unfortunately, their momentum came to a screeching halt in 1876 when the Democratic Party took control of Congress. 
    Hell bent on preventing blacks from voting, Southern Democrats devised nearly a dozen shady schemes, like requiring literacy tests, misleading election procedures, redrawing election lines, changing polling locations, creating white-only primaries, and even rewriting state constitutions.  Talk about disenfranchising black voters!It’s the history that has been kept out of the history books –  history that today’s Democrats routinely lie about while promptly pointing their finger at Republicans, calling white Republicans racists and black Republicans "Uncle Toms".
    This is because Democrats have always had a secret racist past that must be protected and the agenda that must be fulfilled.
    If history is any indication of what the future might hold, brace yourself – there will be some in the Democratic Party who will be prepared to do whatever it takes to silence any opposition.

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