Early Voting

Thanks to an historic law passed by the state legislature in 2014, early voting is available in Massachusetts for biennial statewide elections.

When…
The early voting period starts as early as 11 business days preceding the election. Within that period, municipalities are required to have at least one voting site open during normal business hours, but many will hold late, early, and weekend hours as well.

Where…
Most city and town halls will be early voting locations, but if the town determines that the public will be better served by holding early voting elsewhere, they may designate another location as their main early voting location. Some cities and towns may also choose to have more than one early voting location. You may vote at any early voting location in your own city or town, regardless of where you live in the community.

How…
You may vote early in person at any early voting location in your city or town, or you may choose to vote early by mail. Ballots will be mailed out at the beginning of the early voting period. If you qualify to vote absentee, you may submit an absentee ballot application instead. For more information about how to vote early, click here.

Questions…
If you have any questions about early voting, please contact the Elections Division at 1-800-462-VOTE (8683) or 617-727-2828, or by e-mail at elections@sec.state.ma.us. For information on your community’s plans for early voting, contact your local election official.