Voter Information

Register to Vote/ Check your registration
The deadline to register to vote in the Massachusetts Primary Election is August 22. You can register or update your voter registration address here: registertovotema.com.

Vote by Mail/Absentee
This year, all registered voters in Massachusetts will have the option to vote by mail. In July, you should receive a Vote by Mail ballot application. This application needs to be filled out and delivered (by mail, fax, or in-person drop off) to your local election department on or before 5:00 p.m. on August 26th.

After your application is received, a ballot will be mailed to you. Ballots will start being mailed the first week in August and must be returned back to your local elections department no later than 8:00 p.m. on September 1st.

What if I didn’t get a ballot application in the mail?
If you didn’t get a ballot application in the mail, you should double check your voter registration status at registertovotema.com.

You can also print out a ballot application: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleabsentee/absidx.htm

Where do I send the ballot application?
You will send your ballot application to your local elections department. The vote by mail application card is pre-addressed & pre-stamped, so all you have to do is fill it out and pop it back in the mailbox! If you print out your own ballot application, you can look up your local elections department address here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleclk/clkidx.htm

When do I need to send in my ballot application?
Your ballot application needs to physically arrive at your local elections department on or before August 26th—we recommend ensuring at least seven days of travel time for your application. Once you receive it, fill it out and send it back ASAP!

When can I start voting by mail/when do I need to send in my ballot?
After your application is received, a ballot will be mailed to you. Ballots will start being mailed the first week in August and must be returned back to your local elections department no later than 8:00 p.m. on September 1st.

Vote in Person
There are three options that Massachusetts voters have to vote in person this year.

  1. Vote In-Person Absentee
    You can cast an absentee ballot in person at your local election’s office during business hours from August 3rd through noon on August 31st.You can find your local elections office here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleev/ev-find-my-election-office.htm
  2. Vote Early
    This year, Massachusetts voters will have the ability to vote early in person. Voting early is a good way to avoid long lines on Election Day. You can vote early from August 22 through August 28. All early vote locations will be made available at least one week before early voting begins. Check your Election Clerk’s website for early voting hours and locations.
  3. Vote on Election Day
    You can also vote in person on primary Election Day – September 1st – from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Due of COVID-19, polling locations may have changed since the last time you voted. You can find your most up to date polling place here. Polling places must be finalized 20 days prior to the Election, so check your Clerk’s website for current information.