MGH staff, patients and visitors turned out to participate in National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 25, visiting information tables at the main campus, Assembly Row and the MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center. More than 200 people registered to vote in Massachusetts at the events and hundreds more stopped by to pick up an “MGH Votes” pin, educational materials and to pose for pictures to share their support of the program and their pledge to vote.
Sponsored by the Physicians for Policy Action, the Mass General Physicians Organization, and Nursing and Patient Care Services, the MGH Votes initiative will continue throughout the month, with registration events taking place in several departments and at:
- MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center: Oct. 10 from 3 to 7 pm, Oct. 11 from noon to 4 pm and Oct. 12 from 7:30 to 10 am
- MGH Revere HealthCare Center: Oct. 15 from 9 am to 3 pm
The deadline to register to vote in Massachusetts is Oct. 17.
MAKE A VOTING PLAN
- What time of day will you vote? Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm EST.
- Do you know your polling location?
- How will you get to the polls? Will you drive, take public transportation or walk?
- Do you have identification – such as a driver’s license, state-issued ID card, recent utility bill, rent receipt, lease, copy of voter registration affidavit – in case you need to show it during check-in at your polling place?
- Have you marked the date on your calendar and set a reminder for the day before? If you can’t make it to the polls on Nov. 6, do you know that early voting is available for all Massachusetts voters? A list of locations for early voting is available at www.MassEarlyVote.com.
- Do you plan to be out of town on Election Day or do you have a disability or religious belief that prevents you from going to your polling location? You may qualify for an absentee ballot.
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