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Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnIf you are a registered voter in Boston, you can vote by mail in the 2020 Elections.

All Massachusetts registered voters have received a vote-by-mail application in their mailboxes for the State Primary and the State Election. The application is in a postcard format. To vote by mail in the State Election, voters must complete, sign and return the prepaid postcard application to the Boston Election Department by Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

If you never received the application, we have information below about how you can apply.

How to apply

  • If you download an application, Mail, email, or fax it to:

    Elections Department
    1 City Hall Square, Room 241
    Boston, MA 02201
    Email: absenteevoter@boston.gov
    Fax: 617-635-4483

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnIf you want to drop off your application to our office at City Hall, use the Election Department dropbox located on the third floor. City Hall is open for you to use the dropbox Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    . We will start mailing out ballots by early October. We will continue to mail ballots as applications arrive, until the application deadline of October 28, 2020

    Complete your ballot

    UPDATE: The state has asked that on Halloween this Saturday, October 31, ballot dropboxes across the state are emptied and locked by 5 p.m. until Sunday morning because of security concerns. If you plan to drop off your ballot in one of our dropboxes this weekend, please do so on Saturday morning or Sunday.

    . Make sure to call the Elections Department at 617-635-8683 beforeXổ số may mắn hàng tuần Election Day if you haven't seen movement in the tracker.

    RETURNing YOUR BALLOT IN PERSON?

    If you plan to return your ballot in person instead of mailing it, we will have dedicated dropboxes available across the City, including two at Boston City Hall, starting on October 17. You have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to drop off your ballot. When installed, our dropboxes will be monitored by surveillance 24 hours a day, seven days a week leading up until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

    You can also drop off your ballot at any early voting location during the City's early voting period. You can view a list of dropbox locations and a map below.

    You can't drop off your mail-in ballot at your polling location

    If you bring a mail-in ballot to your polling location on Election Day, you will be provided with the opportunity to cast your vote in-person at that polling location. A poll worker will help you to ensure that your mail-in ballot is spoiled before casting the in-person vote.

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    Map of dropbox locations

    You can drop your mail-in ballot off at any City of Boston dropbox up until 8 p.m. on November 3, or at any early voting location during the early voting period. Dropboxes will be available starting on October 17.
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    List of ballot dropbox locations

    Dropbox list
    Location Neighborhood Date and time

    Allston/ Brighton

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSaturday, October 17: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 18: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Allston/ Brighton

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSaturday, October 24: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSunday, October 25: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Back Bay/ Bay Village

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSaturday, October 24: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 25: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Charlestown

    Saturday, October 24: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSunday, October 25: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Chinatown-Leather District

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSaturday, October 17: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 18: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Dorchester

    Saturday, October 17: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSunday, October 18: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Dorchester

    Saturday, October 24: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 25: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Dorchester

    Saturday, October 24: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 25: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Dorchester Thursday, October 22: 12 - 8 p.m.

    Dorchester Thursday, October 29: 12 - 8 p.m.

    Downtown

    Monday, October 19: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnTuesday, October 20: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnWednesday, October 21: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnThursday, October 22: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Friday, October 23: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Monday, October 26: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Tuesday, October 27: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnWednesday, October 28: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Thursday, October 29: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnFriday, October 30: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    East Boston

    Saturday, October 17: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 18: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Tuesday, October 20: 12 - 8 p.m.

    Fenway

    Saturday, October 17: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSunday, October 18: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Hyde Park

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSaturday, October 17: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSunday, October 18: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Hyde Park Tuesday, October 27: 12 - 8 p.m.

    Jamaica Plain

    Saturday, October 24: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 25: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Mattapan

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSaturday, October 24: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 25: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Mattapan Thursday, October 29: 12 - 8 p.m.

    Roslindale

    Saturday, October 24: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 25: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Roxbury

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSaturday, October 17: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 18: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Roxbury

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSaturday, October 17: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 18: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Roxbury Tuesday, October 20: 12 - 8 p.m.

    Roxbury

    Thursday, October 22: 12 - 8 p.m.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSaturday, October 24: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 25: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Seaport

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSaturday, October 17: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 18: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    South Boston

    Saturday, October 24: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnSunday, October 25: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    West Roxbury

    Saturday, October 17: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Sunday, October 18: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    West Roxbury Tuesday, October 27: 12 - 8 p.m.

    Our dropboxes will be available starting on October 17. Our dropboxes will be monitored by surveillance 24 hours a day, seven days a week leading up until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

    Location Neighborhood Hours

    Allston/ Brighton

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnThe dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    Allston/ Brighton

    The dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    Back Bay/ Bay Village

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnThe dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    Charlestown

    The dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    Dorchester

    The dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    Dorchester

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnThe dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    Downtown

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnAvailable seven days a week through 8 p.m. on November 3.

    Two dropboxes available, one at the Congress Street entrance and one at the City Hall Plaza entrance. The dropbox at the City Hall Plaza entrance is currently available.

    East Boston

    The dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    Hyde Park

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnThe dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    Jamaica Plain

    The dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    Mattapan

    The dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    Roslindale

    The dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    Roxbury

    The dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    Roxbury

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnThe dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    South Boston

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnThe dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    West Roxbury

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnThe dropbox will be available seven days a week up until 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.

    Keep in mind

    Absentee Ballots

    If you have already applied for an Absentee Ballot, you do not need to fill out an application for a mail-in ballot.

    In-person voting

    Some voters are concerned that mail-in voting will be their only option for voting in the 2020 State Primaries and the General Election. The Boston Election Department would like to reassure voters that in-person voting will remain an option for all 255 precincts.

    Covid-19 Precautions for In-Person Voting

    We are in the process of recruiting about 1800 poll workers to serve on Election Day. All poll workers are required to attend a 2.5-hour training on election laws and procedures. This year's poll worker training will include COVID-19 Protocols on social distancing, sanitizing procedures, and the proper use of personal protective equipment .

    Early Voting

    For convenience and to reduce crowding, early voting will be available in the City of Boston:

    • General Election: Saturday, October 17, through Friday, October 30

    Early voting information

    Common questions

    Questions
    , by mail, or in person at Boston City Hall.

    to confirm that you're registered at your current address.

    at your current address. If there isn't time to update your address, you should apply using your old address where you are registered to vote if:

    • you have moved within the same city or town where you are registered, OR
    • you have moved to a new city or town in Massachusetts within six months of the election.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnWhen you apply online, or by mailing a paper application, you can request that your ballot is sent to your new address.

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuần by mail, email, fax, to the Boston Election Department:

    Election Department
    1 City Hall Square, Room 241
    Boston, MA 02201
    Email: absenteevoter@boston.gov
    Fax: 617-635-4483

    You can also apply online through the . You will then be mailed a ballot to vote and return.

    . If you prefer to apply by mail, any written request is acceptable, as long as it is signed. You can write a letter to our office that says you want a ballot:

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

    Make sure to include your name, address, and where to mail your ballot.

    Where do I send my application?

    If you are a registered Boston voter, send your application to our office:

    Election Department
    1 City Hall Square, Room 241
    Boston, MA 02201
    Email: absenteevoter@boston.gov
    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuần Fax: 617-635-4483

    .

    .

    to track your mail-in ballot. If your application is marked as "Pending," that means your application has been received and your ballot will be mailed out as soon as it is ready. If the website can't find a record for you, that may mean that your application hasn't been received yet and you should call us at 617-635-8683.

    in the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office at 1-800-462-VOTE/TTY: 1-800-720-3480Xổ số may mắn hàng tuần from 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    to track your mail-in ballot. If the ballot has already been mailed, you will be able see the date is was mailed. If the website can't find a record for you, that may mean that your application hasn't been received yet and you should call us at 617-635-8683.

    .

    Can someone else fill out my ballot for me if I am not home?

    No. Only you can fill out your ballot and sign your ballot envelope, unless you are unable to do so because of physical disability or inability to read your ballot. All help must be provided in your presence. You can, however, have a ballot mailed to you wherever you are.

    If I apply for a Vote-by-Mail ballot, does that mean I can't vote in person?

    Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnNo. You can vote in person as long as you haven't already voted by mail. If you choose not to return your mail-in ballot, you can vote in person on Election Day or during early voting. You can also vote in person if you mail your ballot and it does not reach your election office by Election Day, or if your mail-in ballot is rejected for any reason.

    If you don't feel comfortable mailing your ballot, we have dropboxes located across the City that will be available until 8 p.m. on Election Day. You can also drop off your ballot at any early voting location during the early voting period.

    Do I need to send ID with my ballot?

    Maybe. First-time voters in Massachusetts are sometimes required by federal law to present ID showing their name and the address where they registered to vote. If you are required to show ID, we will send you a notice with your ballot. Make sure you send a copy of your ID on the outside of your ballot envelope, because the ballot envelope can't be opened until it is time to count the ballots.

    How can I return my ballot?

    You can return you ballot by mail or in person. If you are mailing your ballot, use the return envelope that was provided with the ballot, which is pre-addressed and pre-stamped for your convenience. If you don't want to mail your ballot, you can drop if off at any of the dropboxes located across the City of Boston through 8 p.m. on November 3, 2020, as well as at an  during the early voting period. You may also return your ballot to City Hall, which is currently open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Our dropboxes will be available starting on October 17. They will monitored by surveillance 24 hours a day, seven days a week leading up until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

    This page will show you:

    • if your application has been received
    • the date your ballot is mailed
    • the date your ballot is received at your local election office, and
    • whether your ballot is accepted or rejected.
    .

    Why was my ballot rejected?

    If your ballot was rejected, it is most likely because you did not sign the affidavit on your ballot envelope. Your local election official will notify you if your ballot is rejected and the reason it was rejected. If there is enough time left before the election, you will also be sent a new ballot. You will also have the option of voting in person until 8 p.m. on Election Day.