How to Register
Voter registration in Burlington has never been easier than it is today. You may visit the Town Clerk's Office in Burlington Town Hall and complete a voter registration form in person. The office is located at:
29 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
You may also register using the new Online Voter Registration System. To submit an online application, you must have a valid driver's license, learner's permit, or non-driver ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). You must also have a signature on file with the RMV.
If you don't have an RMV ID, you can still use the online system to create an application. Print and sign the completed form, and then mail or bring it to your local election official. In addition, the state registries of motor vehicles, social service agencies and military recruitment offices provide voter registration services.
Mail-in voter registration forms are available at the Town Hall, Public Library, Post Office, Recreation Department, or the Council on Aging and various other locations throughout the state. Mail-in forms also may be obtained by calling the State Elections Division at 800-462-VOTE (8683) or by viewing a copy of the Mail-In Voter Registration Form (PDF).
In addition to registering online, you can also use the online system to:
- Apply to register to vote in Massachusetts
- Change your name or address for voter registration purposes
- Enroll in a political party, change your party enrollment, or unenroll from a party
To check your current voter registration, if you are registered in Burlington, visit the Massachusetts Secretary of State Elections and Voting page. If you have questions, contact the Elections Division.
Any person who is a Burlington resident, a United States citizen and will be eighteen years old as of the next election is eligible to register to vote. The penalty for fraudulent registration increased recently to a fine of ten thousand dollars or imprisonment for up to five years, or both.
You will remain on the list of voters so long as you complete and return the annual municipal census or vote regularly. If you move to another city or town, you must re-register in your new community.
You must register to vote at least twenty days before any Town or State election or the Presidential Primary. If you were absent from the State during the last week of voter registration, upon swearing under the pains and penalty of perjury, you may register to vote up until 4 pm the day before the election.