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 for the November 6, 2018 State Election will be available to all Massachusetts voters. No excuse is required. (FYI: Early voting will not be held for the Primary in September.)
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.
A listing of all early voting locations, dates, and times will be available at www.MassEarlyVote.com in October 2018.
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).