How do I vote in person?
Where can I vote on Election Day?
You can look up where to vote on Massachusetts’s site.
Can I vote early?
- Yes, Massachusetts does offer early voting. You can choose whether to vote on Election Day or during the early voting period, whichever is easier for you. This can be especially helpful if it would be difficult or not possible for you to vote on Election Day. Early voting locations may be less crowded, as well.
- Learn more about voting early in Massachusetts.
- Early voting locations may be different from where you vote on Election Day. Check Massachusetts’s site to find where to vote early.
What do I need to bring?
You may be asked to show identification if you are voting for the first-time in Massachusetts in a federal election, you are an inactive voter, you are casting a provisional or challenged ballot, or if the poll worker has a reasonable suspicion that leads them to request identification.
Acceptable forms include (must show your name and address at which you are registered to vote):
- MA driver’s license or MA-issued ID card
- recent utility bill
- rent receipt
- signed lease
- copy of a voter registration affidavit
- any other printed identification which contains the voter’s name and address
Voters without ID:
- If you’re a first-time voter who is unable to present ID when you check in, you may vote a provisional ballot and return with acceptable ID by close of polls.
- If you’re asked for ID for any other reason, and are not able to present ID in such a situation, you must still be permitted to vote. However, your ballot must be challenged. Your ballot will be cast normally, and will only be re-examined in the case of a recount, court order, or audit.
For more information, visit the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website.
How can I check the status of my ballot?
You can check the status of your ballot on Massachusetts’s site.