The Religious Action Center in Washington DC has launched a new campaign to encourage Civic Engagement in Reform Congregations. As part of this effort, synagogues are encouraged to offer Voter Registration Drives to ensure that all of their members are registered to vote. Voting is a Mitzvah - a sacred act. Voting is also a form of Tikkun Olam - a way to change and repair the world. The act of voting is a way to ensure that each person has a voice in this year’s elections.
Teenagers who are 16 and 17 can preregister to vote. Students going off to college can fill out absentee ballots if they will be away at college this fall. If you plan on registering to vote, please bring your driver’s license or learner’s permit or Massachusetts ID or know the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.
Important Dates: The Massachusetts Primary will take place on Tuesday September 4th and you must be registered to vote by Wednesday August 15th to vote in the Primary. The General Election will be held on Tuesday November 6th and you must be registered to vote by Wednesday October 17th to vote in the General Election.