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Register to vote

You can register to vote online, by mail, or in person. Don't know if you're registered? .

Register to vote

Identification requirements

Contact: Elections

Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnYou may be asked to show identification when you check-in at your polling place if:

  • you are voting for the first time in Mass. in a federal election
  • you are an inactive voter
  • you are casting a provisional or challenged ballot, or
  • a poll worker has a reasonable suspicion that leads them to request your identification.

You aren't required to show a photo ID. You can learn more about acceptable identification on the state's website.

Find your polling location

Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnPolling places are open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Voters in line when the polls close at 8 p.m. must be allowed to vote.

Absentee ballots

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Certain registered Massachusetts voters can vote by absentee ballot if they can’t get to the polls on Election Day. After you submit your ballot, you can .

Registered voters can use an absentee ballot if:
  • they’re going to be out of town during polling hours on Election Day
  • they have a physical disability and can't get to the voting location, or
  • they can't vote at the polls because of their religious beliefs.
Non-registered voters can use an absentee ballot if:
  • they are a Massachusetts citizen, but they won’t be in the state
  • they are an active member of the military (this includes their spouses or dependents), or
  • they are in prison or jail on a non-felony conviction.

Get help

Contact: Elections

If you feel that your right to vote has been violated in any way, call the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Elections Division at 1-800-462-8683.

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