Massachusetts Election Information

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Registration Information

The deadline to register vote in Massachusetts is: Postmarked 20 days before all primaries and general elections, and 10 days before a special town meeting.

To be eligible to register to vote in Massachusetts, you must be:

  • A US citizen, and
  • A resident of Massachusetts, and
  • 18 years old on or before election day

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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Massachusetts?

Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? No
By mail early voting available? No


Massachusetts has absentee voting for certain groups of people including those who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day for one of the following reasons: physical disability, religious beliefs, or absence from their city or town on Election Day. 

If you are eligible, then you can cast your absentee ballot at the clerk's office prior to Election Day. Completed ballots must be received by the close of polls on Election Day in order for it to be counted.

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

7:00am to 8:00pm

Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?

Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?

If you registered to vote by mail on or after January 1, 2003 and did not provide identification at the time of registration, you will be required to show identification on Election Day. Acceptable identification will include your name and the address:

  • Current and valid Massachusetts driver's license
  • Another valid photo ID
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or another government document showing your name and address

If you don't provide such identification, you may cast a provisional ballot which will be counted later, but only after the voter's eligibility to vote has been determined.

If you’ve already voted in a federal election in Massachusetts, you don’t need to bring an ID to the polls.

For more information, contact your state election office.

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