Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if they:
- will be absent from your city or town on election day, and/or
- have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling
- place, and/or
- cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.
You may have an absentee ballot mailed to you or you may vote at your city or town hall by making arrangements with our Office.
To be counted, a completed ballot must be received by the time the polls close on Election Day to be counted.
If you are voting from outside the United States, your completed absentee ballot for a final state or city election can be received up until 10 days after the election, but must be postmarked on or before Election Day. Please contact our Office if you need further information regarding this process.
Requesting an absentee ballot
To have a ballot mailed to you, you must apply in writing to our Office. Submit your application early to allow sufficient time for the ballot to be mailed to you and be returned by the close of polls on election day.
Although the deadline to apply for absentee ballots is noon the day before the election, we highly recommend submitting the application as soon as possible.
Alternatively you may make application by letter or note which must include your:
- address as registered,
- ward and precinct (if you know them),
- address where you wish the absentee ballot sent,
- in a primary, the party ballot you want, and
- your signature
Please contact our Office at 978-365-3326 ext 1013 if you need assistance with this process.
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