Massachusetts

19% of 18-29 year olds voted in Massachusetts in 2022*

*Source CIRCLE- Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

The Massachusetts voter registration deadline is October 19, 2022. Voters can apply online, in-person, or by mailing in a completed application.

Check Registration Status

Check your Massachusetts voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Massachusetts, at least 16 years old at the time of registration (although you must be 18 to vote), and not be currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.

  • College students do have a choice of whether they want to vote in Massachusetts or vote in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location.

Deadline

The deadline to register to vote in Massachusetts for the General Election is October 26, 2024.

 

Voter Registration Process

There are three methods of voter registration in Massachusetts: online, mail in a printable application, or in-person.

  • Massachusetts automatically registers eligible individuals to vote through the Department of Motor Vehicles, division of medical assistance, health insurance connector authority, and other agencies that collect reliable citizenship information.
  • Further voter registration information for Massachusetts can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 18, 2023.

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Massachusetts offers in-person, absentee, and early voting in the 2024 general election.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

To qualify for an absentee ballot, voters must be away from their city/town on election day, have a disability keeping them from voting at their polling place, or have a religious belief that prevents them from voting at their polling place on election day. Click here to access Massachusetts’ by-mail voting application.

  • Your application for a by-mail ballot must be ¬†reached by your local election office by 5pm on the 5th business day before Election Day. Applications are accepted by mail, email, or fax.
  • Mail-in ballots must be received at your local election office by 8pm on Election Day if you are dropping them off and by the close of polls if you are mailing them. If you are mailing them, the date of the ballot must be postmarked by Election Day.
  • Further by-mail voting information for Massachusetts is listed here.

Early Voting

Massachusetts offers early voting.

  • Early voting begins October 26, 2024 and ends November 1, 2024. More information on early voting is listed here.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

 

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7am-8pm.

  • You may be asked to show ID at your polling place if are voting for the first time in Massachusetts in a federal election, you are an inactive voter, you are casting a provisional or challenged ballot, or the poll worker has a reasonable suspicion that leads them to request identification. Acceptable forms of ID can be found here.
  • Further Massachusetts voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on July 18, 2023

Questions? Contact us here.