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Voting in the United States: Register in Massachusetts

Register to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election, learn where the candidates stand on important issues, and learn about the history of suffrage in the United States.

Massachusetts Requirements

In order to vote in Massachusetts, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
  • Live at a Massachusetts address
  • Not be under guardianship or incarcerated in a correctional facility due to a felony conviction
  • Not be temporarily or permanently disqualified form voting because of corrupt practices in respect to elections.

Register in Personby Mail, or Online to Vote in Massachusetts

Register Online:

You will need your Massachusetts driver's license or state ID card and signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).

Check to see if you're already registered to vote.

Register to vote in Massachusetts (if you have a valid RMV ID):

Register Here.


Register In Person:

You can obtain a voter registration for at the following locations:

  • Any city or town clerk's office
  • Secretary of the Commonwealth's Election Division Office
  • Registry of Motor Vehicles
  • Military recruitment offices
  • All state agencies that provide public assistance

Fill out the form correctly, and return the form by October 19th to one of the locations described above.


Register by Mail:

Print and fill out the Mail-In Voter Registration Form.

Complete the form and mail it to your local election official by October 19th.

How to Vote (Early Voting & Election Day Voting)

Early Voting: Massachusetts

October 17th - October 30th, 2020

Contact your local election official for information on early voting.


Election Day Voting: Massachusetts

November 3rd, 2020

Polls are open 7am - 8pm. If you are in line as of 8pm, you will be allowed to cast a ballot.