How to Register to Vote
You may visit the Town Clerk’s Office in the Dover Town House and complete a voter registration form in person, or you may obtain a mail-in voter registration form from any United States Post Office, Library and various other locations throughout the state. Mail-in forms may be obtained also by calling the State Elections Division at 800-462-VOTE.
Additionally, the state registries of motor vehicles, social service agencies and military recruitment offices provide voter registration services. For more information, or to register to vote online go to the Secretary of Massachusetts website.
Registration hours are during Town Clerk’s office hours, currently Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 1 pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm. Special registration hours before all elections are posted on the homepage of this website and in local newspapers preceding any election.
Registering with a Party
When you register to vote you may choose to register in a state political party, select a political designation (become affiliated with a political organization which has not received party status in Massachusetts) or choose no affiliation and become unenrolled (commonly referred to as an independent).
If you choose to register with a political party, you will be able to receive the ballot only of your selected party in a primary election. Your registration status also affects your ability to run for office in a partisan election.
Who May Register?
Any person who is a Massachusetts resident, a United States citizen and will be eighteen years old as of the next election, is eligible to register to vote.
You do not need a drivers license or any other form of identification to register. However, when you sign the registration form, you must attest, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that you are legally eligible to register and that the information you provide is accurate and truthful. 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 vote regularly and complete and return the annual municipal census. If you move to another city or town, you must re-register in your new community.
Be aware that there are voter registration deadlines. You must register to vote at least twenty days before any Town or State election or the Presidential Primary. Call our office for registration deadlines.
For additional information call the Town Clerk at 508-785-0032, ext. 226.