State of Massachusetts Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Massachusetts State Senate 1st Suffolk and Middlesex District Special Election held on Tue Dec 14, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:00pm EST

Absentee Ballot Request

Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:00pm EST

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:00pm EST

Early Voting

Fri Dec 3, 2021 - Fri Dec 10, 2021

Massachusetts State Primary Election held on Tue Sep 20, 2022

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Request

Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:00pm EDT

Early Voting

Fri Sep 9, 2022 - Fri Sep 16, 2022

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 8pm.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Voters are able to vote early for presidential preference primary elections and general elections. The exact place of early voting and times will vary by location - contact your election office to inquire about early voting options in your area. You can vote early by mail as long as you apply at least four business days before an Election. If you need an application mailed to you, you may contact the Elections Division at 1-800-462-VOTE (8683) or elections@sec.state.ma.us

Absentee Voting

You do not need an excuse to vote by mail through December 15, 2021. Return your ballot to a drop box, via mail, or in person at your city/town hall by Election Day.

You are eligible to vote in Massachusetts if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Massachusetts
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You are NOT eligible to vote in Massachusetts if:

  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution

You may preregister to vote in Massachusetts

  • At the age 16

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Massachusetts if:

  • You reside in Massachusetts but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Massachusetts

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Massachusetts you should provide one of the following:

  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Massachusetts Driver's License Number
  • Your Massachusetts ID Number

If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your Current Name and Address

You can alternatively provide one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

Voting In-Person

If you are registered to vote in Massachusetts, in certain cases you may be required to show ID to vote. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Paycheck that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Valid Massachusetts Driver's License
  • Government Check
  • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Lease
  • Rent Receipt

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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If you currently have a MA driver's license or state ID card, you may use the online voter registration application to register.