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Massachusetts Voter Info

The general election is Nov 8, 2022
Massachusetts, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Massachusetts!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Sat Aug 27, 2022 5:00PM EDT

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:00PM EDT

Early Voting

Sat Oct 22, 2022
Fri Nov 4, 2022

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Postmarked by Tue Nov 8, 2022
Post received by Sat Nov 12, 2022
In-Person, Received by Tue Nov 8, 2022 8:00PM EST
Tue Nov 1, 2022 5:00PM 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 jail for a felony conviction.
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" or incapacitated by a court
Restorative Requirements
  • If you have completed a felony prison sentence, even if you are still on parole or probation, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote.
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 to 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?

    Please use our eligibility tool to find out if you can 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:
    • 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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