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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.
Important 2021 Dates
Wednesday, January 20th Inauguration Day
Andover Town Elections: March 23, 2021
North Andover Town Elections: March 30, 2021
Preliminary Municipal: September 14, 2021
Municipal Elections: November 2, 2021
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