Today’s Your Last Chance to Register to Vote in Massachusetts

This could be the most important presidential election in your lifetime. Speak up.

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Today—Wednesday, October 19—is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts in time for the November 8 election. If you haven’t registered to vote yet or aren’t completely sure if you’re registered, now’s a terrific time to change that.

Not only is there an unprecedented presidential contest between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, but Massachusetts will decide on four ballot questions, including whether to legalize recreational marijuana, and whether to lift the state’s cap on charter school expansion.

To check your voter registration status, use this handy form from the Elections Division at Secretary Bill Galvin’s office. If you are registered to vote in Massachusetts, this will remind you where your designated polling place is.

To register to vote online from the comfort of your home (or discomfort of your office), follow the steps here. You must have a valid driver’s license, learner’s permit, or non-driver ID issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, as well a signature on file with the RMV.

The stakes have never been higher. But if the satisfaction of participating in the democratic process isn’t adequately alluring, consider this: you get a sticker on Election Day.