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If you are registering for the first time, you should plan on showing "proof of identification" the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: (1) A current and valid photo identification or (2) A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Massachusetts voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 10 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 10 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 10 days before Election Day.
Election Day Registration:


Massachusetts voter registration rules

To register in Massachusetts you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be a resident of Massachusetts;
  • Be at least 16 years old (but will not be eligible to vote until you are 18 years old);
  • Not have been convicted of corrupt practices in respect to elections;
  • Not be under guardianship with respect to voting;
  • Not be currently incarcerated for a felony conviction.

Massachusetts voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.