Massachusetts

47% of 18-29 year olds voted in Massachusetts in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE- Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by October 24, 2020 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election.

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 3, 2020) is October 24, 2020.

 

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 for the 2020 Election.

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Massachusetts has made several procedural changes to the voting process in light of the potential health risks posed by COVID-19. Click here for further details and updates.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

All registered Massachusetts voters are eligible to apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Click here to access Massachusetts’ by-mail voting application.

  • Your application for a by-mail ballot must reach your local election office by October 28, 2020 for the General Election.
  • Mail-in ballots must be postmarked no later than November 3, 2020 and must be received by your local election office no later than November 6, 2020.
  • Further by-mail voting information for Massachusetts is listed here.

Early Voting

Massachusetts offers early voting.

  • Early voting for the General Election will be held October 17, 2020 – October 30, 2020. A list of early voting dates, times, and locations for your community will be posted here at least one week before early voting begins.

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 for the 2020 Election.

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