Inactive Voters

There are a number of reasons why a voter registration may be considered inactive. Use the information below to determine which category you fall into, and how to reactivate your registration.

Moved out of Revere

If you moved out of the City and haven't registered in your new town, you'll be listed as an inactive voter.

You can still vote in Revere with your old address, but you can only vote in state elections and primaries. You have a six-month grace period before you have to register your new address. The six-month grace period does not exist in Local Elections or Preliminaries.

Go to your old polling location in Revere and talk with the warden. You'll need to show your ID to prove your new address. They'll give you a few forms to fill out:

  • the Affirmation of Current and Continuous Residence, which shows your new address, and
  • a new Voter Registration Form, which registers you in your new town.

You can complete these forms and leave them with the warden. You can still vote at that polling location, but you’ll vote in your new town for future elections.

Register for the next Election

The easiest way to update your information is to visit the state’s Voter Registration website. You'll need:

  • a valid driver's license, learner's permit, or State ID with your new address, and
  • a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

You can also register by mail. Print out and complete this voter registration form. Make sure to include your new address and town. Then, mail it to your local Elections office or Town clerk.

Moved within Revere

If you moved within the City and didn't respond to the Annual Listing of Residents, you'll be listed as an inactive voter. You need to register at your new address before you can vote.

In the future, you can avoid the hassle by responding to the Annual Listing of Residents. We mail this form to Revere residents every year. It takes just a few minutes to respond, and you can do it over the phone.

Register in Person on Election Day

Go to your old polling location in Revere and talk with the warden. You'll need to show your ID to prove your new address. They'll give you a few forms to fill out:

  • the Affirmation of Current and Continuous Residence, which shows your new address, and
  • a new Voter Registration Form, which registers you in your new neighborhood.

You can complete these forms and leave them with the warden. You can still vote at that polling location, but you’ll vote in your new neighborhood for future elections.

Register for the next Election

If you don't want to vote at this election, you can register as a new voter for the next one. There are several ways to do this. You may register to vote online, in person or by way of US Mail. Please read the section above “How to register to vote.”

Same address

If you are still at the same address but just didn’t respond to the Annual Listing of Residents you are an Inactive voter. On Election Day go to your old polling location and check in with the warden. There you will provide identification and complete an Affirmation of Current and Continuous residence. After the Election your voting status will be restored to active.