Register to Vote
You can register to vote in Fitchburg if you are:
- A U.S. Citizen
- A resident of Massachusetts who lives in Fitchburg
- 18 years or older
- Not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.
Fitchburg residents who are 16 or 17 years old may pre-register to vote by following the same process as someone 18 years or older. You will receive a confirmation of your pre-registration by mail and when you turn 18 you will be added to the voter list.
How to Register to Vote
There are several ways you can submit your voter registration form. For additional information about registering to vote you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth Registering to Vote page.
Register to Vote Online
You may submit your application online via the Secretary of the Commonwealth's online registration software. You may also pre-register, update your address, update your name, and change your political party designation on the software.
When you register online your forms must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the voter registration deadline for the upcoming election.
Register By Mail
You can register or pre-register to vote with a mail-in voter registration form. You may print, fill out and sign the voter registration form. Mail the form the the Fitchburg City Clerk, 718 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Your voter registration form must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline.
If this is your first time registering in Massachusetts, please include a copy of your identification which shows your name and address.
You can register or pre-register to vote in Fitchburg by visiting the Fitchburg City Clerk's Office, the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth Elections Division or any of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's regional offices.
If this is your first time registering to vote in Massachusetts please bring an ID which shows your name and mailing address. Voter registration forms completed in-person are valid on the day which they were signed. To enroll for an upcoming election please register prior the the registration deadline for that election to be eligible to vote.
Political Parties and Designations
When you register to vote you may choose to enroll in a political party or political designation or you may choose to remain unenrolled, which is commonly referred to as independent.
If you choose not to enroll in a party you may still vote in state and federal primaries by choosing a party ballot and will remain unenrolled.
If you choose to enroll in a party you may only vote in that party's primary. The choice to enroll in a party does not affect your right to vote in a general election. All ballots are the same in a general election regardless of party enrollment.
For a list of Current Party's and designations please visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Directory of Political Parties and Designations.
Once you make an enrollment decision, you may change your enrollment status by notifying the Fitchburg City Clerk in writing at least 10 day before an election.
Voter Registration Deadlines
The deadline to register to vote, update your registration or change your party is 10 days before any election.
If you became a U.S. Citizen after the voter registration deadline, you can register to vote in person at the Fitchburg City Clerk's Office until 4 pm on the day of the election. Make sure you bring proof that your naturalization ceremony took place after the voter registration deadline.