Early voting was signed into law in 2014, and was available for the first time in November 2016. The state has provided statistics from the 2016 election, showing that Early Voting was surprisingly popular. Visit the state web page on Early Voting. Early Voting enables voters with tough schedules or transportation issues to cast an in-person vote.
Early Voting 2018
October 22 – November 2 – Secretary of State website:
Early voting begins on October 22. Each city or town will set up it’s own locations and hours. The state website has information on every city and town at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/earlyvotingweb/earlyvotingsearch.aspx. Pick your town and click on “Show locations and dates. Each site is required to have the AutoMark up and running.
You may cast your early ballot in person at any early voting location in your city or town.
Early voting will be available in at least one location in your city or town, during your local election official’s regular business hours. Cities and towns may choose to have expanded hours and locations.
If you prefer to cast your ballot by mail, you may submit an early ballot application to your local election official. Your ballot will be mailed to you at the beginning of the early voting period.
Each early voting location is required to be accessible, and is required to have an AutoMARK machine available.
Your town’s website should have information on Early Voting location(s).