Massachusetts Voter Info

The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Massachusetts, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Massachusetts!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:00PM EDT

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:00PM EDT

Early Voting

Sat Oct 17, 2020
Fri Oct 30, 2020

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020
Post received by Fri Nov 6, 2020
In-Person, Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00PM
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:00PM EDT

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Massachusetts if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Massachusetts
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
You are NOT eligible to vote in Massachusetts if:
  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution
You may preregister to vote in Massachusetts
  • At the age 16
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). Your state does not require an ID to be provided in order the register/request your ballot.
    U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
    • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

    Can I vote if I have a record?

     Individuals incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.

    I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

    Students who lived in Massachusetts prior to attending school and who wish to establish or keep their Massachusetts voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Students can register and vote while temporarily attending college in Massachusetts as long as they currently consider this to be their principal address. To have voting residency in Massachusetts you only need to have the intent to make your school address your home for the present, without respect to your “future plans.” The Massachusetts Constitution requires that voters be “inhabitants” and the state’s laws require them to be “residents.” Both terms have been defined to mean domicile.

    Will I need ID?

    To register to vote in Massachusetts you should provide one of the following:
    • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
    • Your Massachusetts Driver's License Number
    • Your Massachusetts ID Number
    If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:
    • Current and Valid Photo ID
    • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
    • Utility Bill
    • Government Check
    • Bank Statement
    • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
    If you are registered to vote in Massachusetts, in certain cases you may be required to show ID to vote. Acceptable forms of ID include:
    • Paycheck that shows your Current Name and Address
    • Current and Valid Photo ID
    • Utility Bill
    • Bank Statement
    • Valid Massachusetts Driver's License
    • Government Check
    • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
    • Lease
    • Rent Receipt

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    Massachusetts Voter Info

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