Voting In Massachusetts

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 17, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Massachusetts driver's license, learner's permit, or non-driver State ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) to register online.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Twenty (20) days before Election Day.

Address Confidentiality Program Members
Voters who are part of the Address Confidentiality Program should contact the ACP to register to vote.

Paper Form Registration

Voters who want to find out about registering in-person, or who need more information can go HERE. Or they can contact their City or Town Clerk.

Registration Forms (Multiple Languages)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked twenty (20) days before any Election.
In-Person: Twenty (20) days before Election Day.

Address Confidentiality Program Members
Voters who are part of the Address Confidentiality Program should contact the ACP to register to vote.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives ask them to allow all Massachusetts voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask that they enact automatic registration in Massachusetts.

Pre-Register Youth?

YES. Voters who are sixteen (16) and older may choose to pre-register and will automatically be added to the voter rolls at eighteen (18).

Have you moved?

Voters who have moved from one community in Massachusetts to another, and have not registered to vote at their new address, may vote at their previous polling place.

NOTE: This does not apply to local elections.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

Voters may be asked to show identification for any of the following reasons:

• Voting for the first time in Massachusetts in a federal election
• Voter is listed as "inactive"
• Voter is casting a provisional or challenged ballot
• The poll worker has a reasonable suspicion

Click HERE for more info.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Voters can check HERE to see if they qualify.
For more information on absentee voting, voters should go HERE. Or they can contact their City or Town Clerk.

Absentee Ballot Application (Multiple Languages)

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Received by noon on the day before Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Massachusetts.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. All registered voters may Vote-by-Mail for EVEN-YEAR GENERAL ELECTIONS Only.

Vote-by-Mail Application (Multiple Languages)

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Massachusetts.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. All registered voters may vote early in-person for EVEN-YEAR GENERAL ELECTIONS Only.
Contact your City or Town Clerk for hours and locations.

BEGINS: Eleven (11) days before Election Day.
ENDS: Close of business the Friday before Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to include all Massachusetts elections and all Massachusetts voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Massachusetts should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Massachusetts.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Masschusetts.

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration

NOTE: Voters on parole and/or probation may register to vote and vote. Click HERE for more info.

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.