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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.

Don’t miss your next election!

On Nov. 2nd Boston will hold a mayoral election. There are other local elections in jurisdictions across Massachusetts, be sure to check with your local elections office for elections in your city or town. The voter registration deadline is Oct.13th at 8 p.m.

You can vote in person during early voting, on Election Day or vote by mail in Boston. 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.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates:

To vote by-mail in Massachusetts, first you’ll need to apply for a mail-in ballot no later than Oct. 29th. No excuse required. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot you may return it in person or by mail. If returning by mail, it must be received by your city or town hall by the close of polls on Election Day. Alternatively, you can deliver it in-person at any early voting location during the early voting period or you can place it in one of your city or town’s secure ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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


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