Voting in
Massachusetts

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Massachusetts, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Massachusetts Election Website or call (617) 727-2828 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - General Election

11/3/2020
General Election Date
10/24/2020
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Massachusetts

Don’t miss your next election!

Your voter registration application must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by Oct. 24th. You can vote in person during early voting, on Election Day, or vote by mail in Massachusetts.

Your polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

 

Presidential Primaries



If you are registered with the Republican or Democratic party, you are only allowed to vote in their primaries. If you are unaffiliated with a political party, you may select either party's ballot at the polls and remain unaffiliated. See Massachusetts Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 17th to Oct. 30th

To vote by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for a mail-in ballot, your application must be received on or before Oct. 28th. Then, when you complete your ballot, it must be postmarked by Election Day.

In July, Massachusetts changed its state law to no-excuse mail-in voting, opening voting by mail as an option for all registered voters for 2020. For the September and November elections, all registered voters will receive an application to request a ballot in the mail. You must return this application to receive a ballot in the mail.

If you are newly registered, or did not receive a ballot application in the mail, you must request one directly.

The absentee ballot by-mail application period opens Jan. 1st. You may request to receive ballots for multiple elections during the calendar year.

Request Absentee Ballot More Mail-in & Early Voting Info

Voter ID + Access for Massachusetts

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.

  • Pre-registration

    • The pre-registration age is 16
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.

    Have you been convicted of a felony?
    See what the registration laws are in your state below.

    Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

     

     

    Voting and attending college?
    Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

    College Student Voting Info