Massachusetts

52% of 18-29 year olds voted in Massachusetts in 2020*

*Source CIRCLE- Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by August 25, 2021, to vote in the Primary Election, and on or by October 13, 2021, in order to be eligible to vote in the 2021 General Election.

Massachusetts will hold Municipal Primary Elections on September 14, 2021, and General Elections on November 2, 2021.

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 (November 2, 2021) is October 13, 2021.

Voter Registration Process

There are three methods of registering to vote in Massachusetts: online registration, mailing in a printable application, or in-person registration.

  • 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 16, 2021.

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Voters can vote by mail without an excuse in any election held on or before June 30, 2021.

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 reach your local election office by October 29, 2021 for the General Election. Applications are accepted by mail, email, or fax.
  • Mail-in ballots must be received at your local election office by 8 pm on Election Day (November 2, 2021).
  • Further by-mail voting information for Massachusetts is listed here.

Early Voting

Massachusetts offers early voting for statewide general elections.

  • Find information about voting absentee in-person in the 2021 Boston election 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 16, 2021.

Questions? Contact us here.