My office has compiled nonpartisan voting information for Third District residents to ensure that you can cast your vote safely during this election. Since the COVID-19 pandemic may change the way you choose to vote this year, you’ll find important information below, including key dates to be aware of, information on when, where and how to vote, and options for dropping off and tracking your ballot if you choose to vote by mail. As of July 2020, under Chapter 115 passed in the Massachusetts state congress, all registered voters can vote by mail in all 2020 elections, no excuse needed.
You can register to vote by CLICKING HERE track your ballot by CLICKING HERE or look up drop-off locations by CLICKING HERE.
Keep in mind, if you requested a ballot by mail and never received it or returned it, you can vote early or on Election Day. What does this mean? If you have not mailed back your mail-in ballot, you should now drop it off to your city/town drop box or election office to ensure it will be counted on time.
MA 2022 General Election:
Voter Registration Deadline: October 19, 2022 (postmarked 10/19 if by mail)
Vote by Mail Application Deadline: November 1, 2022 (received 11/1 if by mail)
Early Voting: October 22-November 4
Election Day: November 8, 2022
Polling Hours: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Register to Vote
You can apply to register to vote online or update your current registration right now by filling in the online application on the Massachusetts Secretary of State elections website.
You are eligible to register to vote if you are:
A United States citizen,
18 years of age or older on Election Day,
Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and
Not found to be mentally incompetent by a court of law
Unsure if you are registered to vote? Here you can check your voter status, where you are registered to vote, your political party preference, and much more. Click HERE for additional information.
Early In-Person Voting
Early voting allows voters to head to the polls before Election Day. For more information or to find out when and where to vote, click HERE.
Election Day In-Person Voting
Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by 8 PM, you can remain in line to vote. The location of your polling place is printed on the back page of the county Voter Information Guide that is being mailed to you. You can also find your polling place:
Vote By Mail
Have questions about voting by mail? Find information on requesting, submitting and tracking your mail-in-ballot here: HERE
Apply online to vote-by-mail: HERE
Tracking Your Ballot: The Commonwealth has made it easier to track your ballot online - when it is mailed, received, and counted. Click here to track your ballot.
Ballot Drop Boxes: A ballot drop box is a secure drop box at which voters can return their voted ballots. They must be received by 8 PM on Election Day. Voters can return their ballot to any box in their town or city.
Information for Voters with Disabilities
The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) gives equal rights and privileges to voters with disabilities. For ADA-specific voting information from the Massachusetts Secretary of State, click HERE.
The Massachusetts Secretary of State maintains a voter hotline: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683)