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Massachusetts residents who are registered to vote can exercise their constitutional right in next Tuesday’s general election.

General Information

This year, voters will participate in municipal elections for officeholders in cities, counties, school boards, and special districts across the state. In addition, a special state election will be held for the Second Hampden and Hamphshire Senate District to fill a vacancy in the state Senate caused by the resignation of Senator Michael R. Knapik.

Voting Locations & Hours

Using their home address, voters can look up their voting location online. Notably, voting hours vary by city and town, so voters should check hours a day or two in advance. Any voters in line at the time set for the closing of polls must be allowed to vote.

Absentee Voting

Massachusetts has absentee voting for certain groups of people including those who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day due to a physical disability, religious belief, or an inability to be present in their city or town on Election Day.

Absentee ballots must be requested by noon the day before the election. Completed ballots must be received by the time the polls close on Election Day in order to be counted. Anyone voting from outside the United States must postmark their ballot by Election Day, and are granted a 10-day grace period for their ballot to be received. Absentee ballot applications are available online and at local election offices; they must be mailed or hand delivered to your city or town hall. Voters who have submitted an absentee ballot can track it online to monitor its status.

There are special absentee voting instructions for military and oversees U.S. citizens.

Accessibility

Massachusetts is committed to ensuring equal access to for all voters by providing accessible polls, procedures, and voting equipment for persons with disabilities.

Citizens are taking an increasingly active interest in voicing their political opinions, as illustrated by the growth of registered voters in Massachusetts which has increased 9% in the past six years. This is an encouraging trend because creating positive change and working to improve the Commonwealth is possible only with the input and participation of all of its constituents!

 

Join the conversation: tweet @massgov and let us know what issues are important to you during this election.

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