Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.
Massachusetts absentee ballots
By Mail: 1 day before Election Day, but we recommend applying at least 7 days before Election Day.
You may vote by absentee ballot in Massachusetts if:
you will be absent from your city or town on Election Day.
you have a physical disability that prevents you from voting at the polling place.
you cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs
you are confined in a correctional facility or jail on something OTHER than a felony charge
Generally, a voter must be registered in order to vote absentee, though several exceptions exist: Those outside of Massachusetts, prisoners, and members of the armed forces or merchant marine, or their spouses or dependents, do not need to be registered in order to vote absentee.
Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
Sign and date where indicated.
Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.
Massachusetts early voting
15 days before Election Day.
4 days before Election Day.
Massachusetts voter ID
If you are voting in person in Massachusetts, you may need to show ID if one of the following applies to you:
You’re voting for the first time in Massachusetts
Your registration status is inactive because you haven’t voted recently
The poll worker has some reasonable suspicion that leads them to request ID
You have to complete a provisional or challenged ballot at the polls
If asked to show an ID to a poll worker, you may show one of the following documents that shows your name and address:
A Massachusetts driver’s license
A Massachusetts-issued ID
A recent utility bill
A signed lease
A rent receipt
Any other document showing your name and address
If it is your first time voting absentee and you did not submit a photo ID or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, government document that shows your name and address, driver’s license, or last four digits of your social security number with your registration, you will need to submit one of the following with your absentee ballot:
A copy of a photo ID or
A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, government document that shows your name and address
Local Election Office: This is the government office responsible for running elections in your region. Theses are the best people to contact if you have any questions at all about voting in your state.