The town clerks of Cape Cod are reminding residents that the state primary is fast approaching, as is the deadline to register to vote. This year's state primary will be held on Tuesday, September 9.
The deadline to register to vote is Wednesday, August 20. Register to vote in the town clerk's office of your town. Most town clerk offices will be open late on deadline day.
Up until August 20th, voters will also have the option of changing their political party (Republican, Democrat, unenrolled) or address.
On primary day, only registered Republicans, Democrats and unenrolled voters will be able to vote. Anyone with a different political designation including Green Rainbow or Libertarian will not be allowed to vote in the primary.
Many Cape Cod town websites, such as Orleans and Dennis have sample ballots available for study. The two big primary races on the Democrat side are for governor and attorney general. Democrats voting in the primary will have to chose between three candidates for governor and two for AG. Most other Democratic candidates are running unopposed.
On the Republican side, most candidates are running unopposed for their party's nod.
Primary winners will face their opposite party opponents in November.
Absentee ballots are also available at all town clerk offices.