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Voting in Massachusetts

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Am I Eligible To Vote in Massachusetts?

To register to vote in the State of Massachusetts, an individual must meet the following qualifications
  • You are a citizen of the United States;
  • You are a resident of Massachusetts, and
  • You are 16 years old
  • You are not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.

Voter Registration Options in Massachusetts

You have the following 3 options to register to vote in Massachusetts:

In Person

If you would like to register in-person, you may do so at any local election office, as well as the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office

Click here to find your clerk

By Mail

If you do not qualify to register to vote online, or if you would prefer to register by mail, you may download the voter registration form by using the link provided in the box to the right

Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form


In order to register to vote online, you must have a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles

Click here to Register Online

How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk and inquire about the status of your application.

Voting Options in Massachusetts

You have the following 2 options to vote in Massachusetts:

Voting By Absentee Ballot

Absentee ballots must be requested in writing by either the voter or the voter's family member.

Click here to download the absentee ballot request Form

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