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NECC is Committed to Voting!
Northern Essex Community College is committed to graduating active, engaged citizens. Over the last five years, NECC has made a substantial commitment to getting out the vote on campus.
In 2015, NECC agreed to participate in the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) to learn more about NECC students’ voting participation. The college has been using the results of this study to inform strategies for student voter engagement since then. In spring 2017, NECC adopted its first Civic Action Plan, which outline goals and strategies to increase voting, civic learning and engagement for the campus.
In fall 2019, Northern Essex Community College joined the All in Democracy Challenge, committing to create an action plan specific to election engagement. NECC was also recognized with a Silver Seal for Voter Excellence for the college’s 2018 voting rates by this organization.
Register to Vote Today!
NECC encourages all eligible students to register to vote.
Massachusetts Residents: You can register online or at your local elections office. The deadline to register to vote is 20 days before Election Day. To register and for information, please visit the MA Elections Division.
New Hampshire Residents: You can register with your town clerk or on Election Day at the polls. For more information, please visit the NH Secretary of State: How to Register to Vote.
Join the 2021 Summer Voter Registration Challenge!
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! Participate in our Voter Registration Challenge and register to vote this Summer to receive a free #NECCVotes button and a chance to win some Civic Engagement themed merchandise! Challenge ends on August 31st! Check this website to to register for the challenge!
Important 2021 Dates
Last day and hour to register to vote for the preliminary election August 25, 2021 by 8PM
Last day and hour to apply for absentee voting by mail September 8, 2021 by 5PM
Last day and hour to apply for in-person absentee voting September 13, 2021 by 12PM
Preliminary Municipal: September 14, 2021
Last day and hour to register to vote for Municipal Election October 13, 2021 by 8PM
Last day and hour to apply for absentee voting by mail October 27, 2021 by 5PM
Last day and hour to apply for in-person absentee voting November 1, 2021 by 12PM
Municipal Elections: November 2, 2021
Last day and hour to register to vote for the Preliminary Elections September 1, 2021 by 8PM
Last day and hour to apply for absentee voting by mail September 15, 2021 by 5PM
Last day and hour to apply for in-person absentee voting September 20, 2021 by 12PM
Preliminary Municipal Elections: September 21, 2021 7AM-8PM
Last day and hour to register to vote in the City Election October 13, 2021 by 8PM
Last day to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to voter October 27, 2021 by 5PM
Last day and hour to request an Absentee Ballot Application for “in-person” voting November 1, 2021 by 12PM
Municipal Elections: November 2, 2020 from 7AM-8PM
Preliminary Municipal Elections: September 14, 2021 7Am-7PM
Last day and hour to register to vote in Municipal Election: October 13, 2021 by 8PM
Municipal Election: November 2, 2021 7AM-7PM
Alternative Forms of Voting
Please see the following sites for more information and updates:
New Hampshire permits absentee voting, if you meet certain criteria. Check out this site for more information:
Help Get Out the Vote!
If you would like to help get out the vote, please email NECC Civic Engagement and Service-Learning for ways to get involved at NECC and/or in your community.Print View