Tufts Votes

Massachusetts Primary for the US Senate

Tuesday, April 30 | 7am – 8pm
Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, April 30 for the US Senate primary! All registered voters in Massachusetts are eligible to vote – if you voted in Massachusetts for the Presidential Election last fall, you are still registered and eligible to vote in the primary. Find your polling place.

Independent (Unenrolled) voters can vote in either primary. Registered Democrats and registered Republicans may only vote in their respective primaries.

Democratic Candidates
Rep. Ed Markey (http://www.edmarkey.com/)
Rep. Stephen Lynch (http://www.stephenflynch.com/)

Republican Candidates
Gabriel Gomez (http://www.gomezforma.com/)
Michael Sullivan (https://www.mikesullivanforsenate.com/)
Daniel Winslow (http://www.danwinslow.com/)

Need help?

Call the TUFTS VOTES hotline at (781) 334-VOTE (781-334-8683) or check the Election Day at Tufts Facebook Event for updates. Please feel free to post any questions on the event wall.

Get to the polls

Vans will be driving from the Upper Patio of the Campus Center to polling places every 15 minutes starting at 7am on November 6th. Polls are open from 7am to 8pm.

  • If you live uphill in the City of Medford, your polling place is in the Gantcher Center.
  • If you live in a downhill dorm, your polling place is the Holy Bible Baptist Church on College Ave near Davis Square.
  • If you live off campus, please refer to the map or visit wheredoivotema.com to look up your polling information.

If you are a first time voter in Somerville or Medford, you maybe asked for proof of residency.  Your Tufts ID is sufficient proof.

Tufts student groups

Tufts student groups will be holding voter registration drives and organizing get out the vote efforts. Get involved by joining Tufts Democrats, Tufts Republicans or the non-partisan group Institute for Political Citizenship.

Voting Resources

Resources for student groups

Looking to mobilize voters on campus?  Check out these resources:
Massachusetts Campus Compact has resources for engaging your campus in the voting process.

Campus Election Engagement Project provide everything you need to encourage an exciting atmosphere of civic engagement at your institution of higher learning.

Six Key Ways to Act (pdf), a compilation of best practices for non-partisan campus engagement drawn from experiences at 500 campuses during the 2008 election, as you plan engagement activities at your own institution.

Register to vote

Before you register, decide whether you want to register from your Tufts address or your home address. 

Check back for information on voter registration drives on campus, or you can request a voter registration form online through non-profits such as Rock the Vote and Declare Yourself.

Learn more

Learn more about voting in Massachusetts by visiting the Massachusetts Election Commission.

If you’re voting in another state, the following voting organizations can help you find information on what’s happening in your state:

vote-smart.org Nonpartisan, non-profit website with information on candidates and elected officials.

ServiceVote, a program of Youth Service America, provides young people with up-to-date news & information on the various races and defining issues.

League of Women Voters From its inception in 1920, the League of Women Voters has been a leading voice for grassroots change. A non-partisan organization, the LWV works to influence policy through education and advocacy.

Mobilize.org Mobilize.org is an all-partisan network dedicated to educating, empowering, and energizing young people to increase our civic engagement and political participation. We work to show young people how public policy impacts our lives, and more importantly – how we can impact public policy.