Voting Early in Person or by Mail for the 2020 State Primary (September 1, 2020)

VOTING EARLY

For the upcoming state primaries on Tuesday, September 1, the early voting period starts Saturday, August 22, through Friday, August 28. The deadline to register to vote is August 22, 2020.

To Vote Early you may do so in person or by mail. Please find instructions for each below:

VOTING EARLY IN PERSON

1. To vote early, you must be a registered Boston voter. Any registered Boston voter can vote at any early voting location. You don’t need an excuse or reason to vote early. Not sure if you’re registered? Find out your voter registration status.

2. Unlike traditional polling, you don’t have to vote at your assigned polling location. You may vote at the location that is most convenient for you. All ballot styles will be available at every early voting location. Find locations here.

VOTING EARLY BY MAIL

1. To vote early, you must be a registered Boston voter. Any registered Boston voter can vote at any early voting location. You don’t need an excuse or reason to vote early. Not sure if you’re registered? Find out your voter registration status.

2. If you want to cast your early ballot by mail for the state primary, you must submit an application before 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, August 26.

You should receive an Early Voting Ballot in the mail with a set of return envelopes. You can mail the ballot or bring it in person to the address on the envelope.

If you haven’t received a vote by mail application please download, print out, and complete the early voting request application. You can scan your signed application and email it back to us at election@boston.gov, or fax it to us at 617-635-4483. You can also mail your completed application to:

Elections Department
1 City Hall Square, Room 241
Boston, MA 02201

You may also drop off your mail in ballot at a designated drop box at an early voting location.

PLEASE NOTE:

If you miss the early voting period, you must turn your ballot in to City Hall, Room 241, by 8 p.m. on Primary Day, September 1, 2020.

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