Do I need to show ID at the polls?

Massachusetts does not have a voter ID law. The only time that you will be asked for identification is if you are a first time voter and did not provide identification information at the time you registered to vote or if you are an inactive voter.  A voter may become inactive when they or the head of household does not return the annual Town census also known as the street listing mailed in January every year.  An “inactive” voter will be asked for identification that shows that they live at the address at which they are registered and they will be asked to sign an affirmation of continuous residency.  If you want to make sure that you are an active voter you may call our office at (508) 634-2308 and any member of the staff will be able to help you. You may change your voter status from inactive to active by re-registering to vote or completing the annual street listing.