Voting and Elections

Voting and Elections

Click here to access before the election. When you enter your address you will find everything you need to vote in Boston with a personalized voter's guide. With your guide you will:

  1. see everything that will be on your ballot,
  2. compare candidates' positions side-by-side,
  3. print out a personalized ballot with your choices to take with you on Election Day.

2020 Election Dates:

August 22: Early voting begins for the September 1 primary election and this is the final deadline to register to vote in the primary.

August 26: Final day to request an application to vote by mail in the September 1 primary.

August 28: Final day of early voting for the September 1 primary.

September 1: Primary election day! Election officials must receive mail-ballots by the time polls close to be counted.

September 14: Vote by mail applications are mailed to all registered voters for the general election.

October 17: Early voting begins for November 3 general election.

October 24: Voter registration deadline for the November 3 election.

October 28: Final day to request a ballot to vote by mail in the November 3 election.

October 30: Final day of early voting for November 3rd election.

November 3: Election day! By-mail ballots must be postmarked today.

Important Links:

Visit the Boston Election Department and the Massachusetts Secretary of State for more information about voting in Massachusetts.

You can register to vote online here.