Al and Cal Homes and Community: Do not forget to Re-Register To Vote If You Have Moved Recently

Do not forget to Re-Register To Vote If You Have Moved Recently

Do not forget to Re-Register To Vote If You Have Moved Recently.

Having recently moved myself, I remembered to change my utilities, my mail, my licenses, etc, but I almost forgot to re-register in my new community.

 We face a very big vote this November 6, 2012.   There are pretty big differences in the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates as well as candidates on the more local level here in Massachusetts.   

No matter the outcome of these elections, If you are anything like me you want to get your two cents in.  

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Once I did remember, a short visit to the new town hall was the ticket.    I met the town clerk and gave her my new info, showed her my photo ID and voila, done.   As simple as that!     She gave me a piece of paper for confirmation and off I went.  

The Rules In A Nutshell

Time Frame - It is different for each state, but here in MA, you have 20 days prior to the primaries and elections to register (or 10 days prior to a special town meeting).

That means for this Presidential election, get it done by October 17, 2012.

There is no waiting period. You can register to vote as soon as you move into your new home.

There are three ways to re-register.  All very easy.  You just have to remember to dot it!   :)

Register In Person - Now if you have moved in the same city or town you just have to notify election office in writing, but if you have moved out of your town,  you must re-register.   Like I said before, painless.   

Register By Mail - If you have moved, had a change of name, etc,  you can also register by using the Mail in Voter Registration form.  Once you have filled it in, you need to mail it to the proper local authority.    If you choose this route, act quickly.   It must be postmarked by the October 17th date. 

At the Registry of Motor Vehicles - You can also register when renewing your driver's license.  Make sure you receive confirmation or call on your local official to confirm your status. 

Where to find Registration Forms - You can find the appropriate forms at designated voter registration agencies, colleges, universities, high schools and vocational schools, and of course on line, right here.     MA Voter Registration Form

Info on Massachusetts Voter Registration

So, once again.  It is all very easy.   All you have to do is remember!



About the author

Carol-Ann PalmieriCarol-Ann Palmieri, a full time Real Estate professional in Massachusetts for the past 24 years along with Al Mussi have helped hundreds of families find, sell or purchase new places to live.


A former US Marine, she grew up in Walpole, MA...  is committed to the serving the community through various volunteer opportunities.   She attended MA Bay Community and Suffolk University and is committed to constantly updating her Real Estate education. 

 Licensed in MA and RI...

 Al and Cal's primary areas of service Franklin, Bellingham, Medway, Millis, Medfield, Norfolk, Wrentham, Plainville, Blackstone, Walpole, Milford, Holliston, Hopkinton, Mansfield, and Foxboro, North Attleboro, Hopedale, Mendon, Millville but have resourses to help anyone, anywhere....

 Her mission....  To exceed your expectations!





Carol-Ann Palmieri

Al and Cal Realty Group

Remax Executive Realty




Comment balloon 8 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • October 15 2012 05:11AM


Oh, the dreaded election, when will it stop, when will it be over? It just seems to be a continued campaign speech of good intentions.

Posted by Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA (Winston Realty, Inc.) over 6 years ago

Hi Winston.   I think we are all thinking that!   Pour the money they spend on the campaigns into the country and we would all be better off!    Thanks for checking it out.  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Thank you for reminding people to re-register.  With only 22 days left.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 6 years ago

Carol Ann: It is getting close.  Thanks for sending out the reminder about voting.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 6 years ago

Voting is important and getting your two cents in is information for letting folks know that they need to re-register if they have moved recently Carol Ann :)!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 6 years ago


Good advice,  for my new homeowners packed I usually include the postal change of addr cards, and local community info , now Ill add this re-register to Vote reminder in.  Thanks for this suggestion.

Posted by Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker - (Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229) over 6 years ago

Thanks for the reminder to folks Carol Ann!  When we register for our license here in FL we can also register to VOTE at the same time!

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) over 6 years ago

Hi Guys.  Thanks for reading.   I appreciate your commenting. 

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago