Early Voting

Massachusetts allows voters to vote early if you are a registered voter with no excuse required.

Absentee Voting is available for those who qualify. Absentee Voting information can be found here

2024 Vote by Mail Application

Mail-In Ballot Application System

Early Ballot Applications

  • Vote by Mail Applications will be mailed to every voter in the state that has not already requested a vote by mail ballot in July and September for the upcoming fall elections. 
  • Early voting only requires an application if it is requested through the mail.
  • No application is required for in-person early voting.
  • All qualified registered voters are eligible to participate in early voting.
  • When applying for a ballot for a primary, any unenrolled or "independent" voter will need to select a party. 

Application Deadlines

  • All Vote by Mail applications are due to the Town Clerk's Office by 5 PM 5 business days before an election to have a ballot mailed to a voter. This allows for time for you to receive and return your ballot. Ballots are typically available 2-3 weeks before an election. It is recommended to submit your application as soon as possible.

Returning Your Ballot

  • Your ballot needs to be returned in the envelope provided with a signature
  • Ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk's Office. Ballots can not be returned to the polling locations. 
  • You can return your ballot by:
    1. Mailing to Town Hall in the envelope provided
    2. Hand-delivering to the Town Clerk's Office
    3. Dropping your ballot in the ballot drop box located by the rear door of Town Hall.
  • Ballots need to be received by the close of polls on Election Day for primaries and local elections. For bi-annual Federal Elections ballots can be mailed with a post-mark on Election Day and received in the Town Clerk's Office 3 business days after the election by 5:00 PM. 

Voting for Persons with Disabilities 

If you have a disability that prevents you from marking a paper ballot, and you do not wish to vote in person, you may vote privately and independently using the Accessible Vote by Mail system. The Accessible Vote by Mail system allows you to receive, complete, and return your ballot electronically using a secure web portal.

Visit the Secretary of State's website for more information. 

Accessible Vote by Mail Application

Voting in Person

  • In person Early Voting is available for all state primaries, state elections and presidential primaries. 
  • No application is required for In Person Early Voting.
  • Once your ballot has been returned and accepted by the Town Clerk's Office, your ballot is considered cast. You can not take your ballot back or vote again.