The Debates for the Massachusetts election have begun.
- October 3: Attorney General Debate between incumbent Maura Healey and challenger Jay McMahon. The debate was hosted by WGBH News and moderated by Jim Braude and Margery Eagan. Watch the debate at www.wgbh.org. Antonio Caban and Maddie Kilgannon wrote an article about the debate at the wgbh link, but the video is not close captioned.
- Tuesday, October 9 from 8-9 p.m.: Gubernatorial Debate is between incumbent Charlie Baker and opponent Jay Gonzalez. The debate will air live on WBSK TV as well as stream live on CBSBoston.com. Jonathan Keller will moderate. Anyone can submit issue-oriented questions by emailing email@example.com or tweet @kelleratlarge. For more information, visit boston.cbslocal.com.
- Sunday, October 21 at 7 p.m.: At this Senatorial Debate, sponsored by WBGY Springfield, incumbent Elizabeth Warren will face Geoff Diehl. Questions can be submitted at www.masslive.com.
- Register before or on October 17. To register on-line, or to download a registration form, visit https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/Welcome.aspx.
- To see a preview of your ballot, visit http://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/. Fill out your address and click on Show My Results. The next page will show your voting location and your current elected officials. Click on “My State Election Ballot” to see your choices!
- Early Voting begins on Monday October 22. Contact your town clerk for the locations and schedule for your town.
- Absentee Ballots – There is a new short form for absentee ballots. Fill out the ballot and bring or mail it to your town clerk. http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2018-Short-Form-Absentee-Ballot-Application.pdf
- From RootedinRights.org – Their voting page has several good videos
- From NAD.org (National Association of the Deaf) – an ASL Voter Assistance Hotline
If you encounter any accessibility issues, contact the state at 800-462-VOTE (8683) (toll free) or 617-727-2828. You may also e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Disability Law Center can also help. Please contact DLC at 800-872-9992 or 617-723-8455. Visit their website www.dlc-ma.org.
Learn more about your voting rights and accessibility requirements at our website at revupma.org.
All polling locations in MA are required to have a working AutoMARK machine, positioned so that voters can vote privately. Anyone can use the AutoMARK. Visit revupma.org for more information on how to use the AutoMARK machine.