Absentee & Early Voting

Early Voting and Voting by Mail

are here to stay! The Votes Act of 2022 was passed, and signed into Law by Governor Baker on June 22, 2022. In person Early Voting will take place one week before all State Primaries and two weeks before every State Election. At this time, there will not be Early Voting in person for Local Elections. Voters may now request a ballot be mailed to them for EVERY type of Election, including your LOCAL ELECTION! Find out more at the MA Elections Division website.

APPLY FOR A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT FOR THE APRIL 4, 2023 LOCAL ELECTION HERE!

Absentee Voting


Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if they:
  • will be absent from your city or town on election day, and/or
  • have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling
    place, and/or
  • cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.
You may go to the Town Clerk's Office during regular business hours and vote absentee over the counter twenty days prior to the election, up to noon the day before election day.

To have an absentee ballot mailed to you, you may either download the Absentee Ballot Application, complete the form and mail it to the Town Clerk's Office or go to the Town Clerk's Office during regular business hours and complete an application.
To be counted, a completed, signed absentee ballot must be received at the Town Clerk's Office before the polls close on Election Day.

Absentee Voting: Tutorial Video by Eagle Scout Jeffrey Taylor