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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 2020 Election Dates
Early Voting Period
October 17-30, 2020
Recommended Date to Submit Application for Vote by Mail
October 20, 2020 (Last Possible Date to Apply: October 28, 2020)
Voter Registration Deadline for State/Presidential Election
Saturday, October 24, 2020
MA State/Presidential Election Day & Postmarked Deadline for Vote By Mail Ballots
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Polls open: 7AM-8PM
Vote by Mail Ballots Must Arrive at Local Election Office
Friday, November 6, 2020
NH State/Presidential Election
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Alternative Forms of Voting
For 2020, Massachusetts has expanded early voting and established voting by mail for all citizens due to COVID-19. Absentee voting is also available for those who meet the criteria. You may also still vote in person on Election Day. Please see the following sites for more information:
- Massachusetts: Absentee voting
- Massachusetts: Voting by Mail
- Interested in tracking your mail-in ballot? Visit Track my Ballot.
- Massachusetts: Early Voting
New Hampshire permits absentee voting, if you meet certain criteria. Check out this site for more information:
Want to learn more about the 2020 Elections?
The NECC Library has created a comprehensive guide to the 2020 Elections, including information about political parties, political fact checking, and campaign financing.
Check it out and share with with friends, family, and colleagues:
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