Register to Vote/ Check your registration
The deadline to register to vote in the Massachusetts General Election is Saturday, October 24. You can register or update your voter registration address here: registertovotema.com.
Vote by Mail/Absentee All registered voters in Massachusetts will have the option to vote by mail. If you have not applied for your Vote by Mail ballot, you can print out your ballot application here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleabsentee/absidx.htm
When do I need to send in my ballot application?
Your ballot application needs to physically arrive (by mail, fax, or in-person drop off) at your local elections department on or before October 28th—we recommend ensuring at least seven days of travel time for your application. Once you receive it, fill it out and return it ASAP!
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 can I start voting by mail/when do I need to send in my ballot?
After your ballot application is received, a ballot will be mailed to you. Ballots need to be postmarked no later than November 3, and must be back at your local election office no later than November 6.
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
Vote in Person
- Vote Early
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 October 17 through October 30.
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.
- Vote on Election Day
You can also vote in person on Election Day – November 3rd – 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 Election Day.