Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
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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.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
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.