10 Things to Know About the 2016 Elections

  • The deadline to register to vote for the September primaries is this Friday, August 19th.
  • Primaries will be held on a Thursday, September 8th.  The primaries are to nominate party candidates to appear on the ballot in November for county, state and federal races.  This is separate from the Presidential primary, which took place in March.  (Results: D/R/G-R)
  • This rare Thursday primary was necessary to keep the election from falling the day immediately after the Labor Day holiday.
  • This year’s November election falls on the second Tuesday of the month, November 8th.
  • The last day to register to vote for the November general election is Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
  • Senator Brownsberger posted this summary of the Elections Reform Law in 2014.
  • As a result of the 2014 reforms you can now register to vote online.  You can also register via mail by completing this form and mailing it to your City or Town Clerk, or you may register in person at your City or Town Clerk’s Office.
  • You can now check your voter registration status online by clicking here.
  • Find your voting location here.
  • You can now early vote, up to 10 days prior to the November general election.The state’s new early voting law will only apply to the November general election.  Check with your City or Town Clerk to see which polling locations will be open for early voting.

Andrew Bettinelli
Legislative Aide
Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger