Why is it important for me to vote?

Voting is the best way to make sure your voice is heard, and to impact your community. Elected officials affect every part of your life, from the President setting foreign policy, to the Select Board making sure your garbage is picked up. There are numerous examples of an election being decided by just a handful of votes, so every vote counts, especially yours.

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1. Who can register to vote and how old do I need to be?
2. When do we have elections? What type of elections do we have? Do I need to register for regional, state and federal elections at a time or just once for all of them?
3. Why is it important for me to vote?
4. What’s the difference between a City and a Town?
5. Who can run for government in Brookline? How can I participate in government in Brookline?
6. What are boards, commissions and committees?
7. How old do I have to be to participate in boards, commissions and government meetings in Brookline?
8. What is Town Meeting? What are Town Meeting Members? What does a Town Meeting Member do? Who are the Town Meeting Members in Brookline? In which Precinct are they located? Can I contact them?
9. How old do I have to be to run to be a town meeting member in Brookline? Can anyone apply? How can I apply to be a town meeting member? How can I participate in Town Meeting?
10. Can 16- or 17-year-old residents vote or run for government?
11. What’s a Precinct? What’s a Majority-Minority Precinct?