2018 Information For Voters

Early and Absentee Voting

Early Voting

For your convenience, you are able to cast your November 6th state election ballot before Election Day.

What is early voting? — Early ballots are regular election ballots which voters may request and cast before Election Day. All valid early ballots will be counted on Election Day, along with ballots cast at polling places.

Who can vote early? — All registered Massachusetts voters are eligible to vote early.

How can I vote early? — You may vote early in person at any early voting location in your city or town, or by mail.

A printable application for a mailed early ballot is available at www.MassEarlyVote.com. This form should be completed and submitted to your local election official, who will mail your ballot at the beginning of the early voting period. All ballots must be returned to your local election official by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Where can I vote early? — There will be at least one early voting location in each city and town. Visit www.MassEarlyVote.com in early October for a list of early voting locations in your community.

When can I vote early? — The early voting period will begin on October 22nd and will end on November 2nd. Your local election official must conduct early voting sessions during their regular business hours, but they may hold extended hours. Visit www.MassEarlyVote.com in early October for a listing of early voting session dates and times in your community.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting is available to those who qualify. Voters may cast absentee ballots if they will be absent from their municipality on Election Day, or if they have a disability or religious belief which prevents them from voting at their polling place. Unlike early voting, which is currently available only for November state elections, absentee voting is available for all elections.

Absentee ballot applications are available at www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.