Massachusetts Voting Information 2020

This election cycle, Massachusetts registered voters will be able to:

If you are voting by mail, please make sure it is postmarked by November 3rd.

Please refer to the following information about voting in Massachusetts so that you are prepared for the upcoming Presidential Election!


In order to participate in the upcoming Presidential Election on November 3, 2020, you must register to vote by October 24, 2020. Register to vote online at (It takes less than 5 minutes!) 

Not sure if you are registered to vote? You can check here.


Voting by mail is available to all voters for all elections in 2020. You do not need an excuse to vote by mail this year. To vote by mail, all you need to do is:

Please submit your vote-by-mail application no later than October 20th to ensure timely delivery of your ballot by mail. Vote-by-mail applications received after October 28th cannot be accepted.

After your vote by mail ballot arrives, please fill it out and postmark it no later than November 3rd for your vote to be counted. Given the large amount of anticipated vote-by mail-ballots, it is advisable to vote by mail as early as you can.

If you do not want to vote by mail, in-person voting will still be available, with extra early voting beginning on October 17. If you did not receive a vote-by-mail application in the mail, you can find one here.

Learn more:


Early voting for the upcoming Presidential Election is available in person to all registered voters. No excuse is required. Early voting by mail will begin as soon as ballots are ready.

In-person early voting for the Presidential Election will be held October 17-30.

Early voting schedules and locations for each city and town will be posted at no later than October 9th.


If you did not vote-by-mail or participate in early voting, you can still cast your vote in-person on Election Day on November 3, 2020. The polls will be open between 7:00am-8:00pm. If you are still in line at 8:00pm, you will still be entitled to vote. 

Find your polling location at


If you live in Massachusetts, you will receive the Massachusetts 2020 Ballot Questions and Information for Voters booklet, which includes detailed information on the statewide ballot questions and on voting this year. Be sure to review this booklet ahead of voting so you are fully informed of each ballot question.

Additional voting information: 

Community-specific voting information can be found below:

Town of Arlington
Town of Billerica
Town of Burlington
Town of Lexington
City of Woburn

The Attorney General’s Office has compiled a helpful voter guide, which includes information on how to vote, voter protection, preventing voter intimidation, equal access to voting, election protection, and important dates. You can find it at

The Secretary of State’s Office has created an FAQ to answer your questions about the new vote-by-mail law. You can view it here.

A summary of recent election law changes in response to COVID-19 can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

Have questions? Visit the Secretary of State’s Elections Division webpage.