Absentee Ballot Information

Absentee Ballots Application (revised 2018)

1. Absentee Ballot Application 

2. Absentee Ballot Short Form (I WANT TO VOTE!)

In order to be eligible to vote by absentee ballot in Massachusetts, a voter must be prevented from voting at their polling place on Election Day, due to:

Absence from the voter's city or town on Election Day; or
Physical disability; or
Religious belief.

Early voting is available for biennial state elections. The next election for which early voting will be available is the November 6, 2018 State Election.

OR A non-registered voter who is:

(1) a Massachusetts citizen absent from the state; or
(2) an active member of the armed forces or merchant marines, their spouse or dependent; or
(3) a person confined in a correctional facility or a jail, except if by reason of felony conviction.

Applying for Absentee Ballot Instructions