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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 - State Primary

State Primary Election Day
State Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
State Primary Type

Voting Information for Massachusetts

Don’t miss your next election!

Massachusetts will hold its state primary election on Sep. 1st.

Due to a recent change in state law, Massachusetts has established no-excuse absentee voting for 2020. All registered voters are eligible to vote by mail.

Voters will receive an absentee ballot request in the mail. To vote by mail, you must submit by Aug. 26th. We recommend applying as soon as possible.

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: Aug. 22nd to Aug. 28th

To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Aug. 26th at noon. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.

In July, Massachusetts changed its state law to no-excuse absentee 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

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.