Massachusetts does not offer day-of voter registration, you must be properly registered before the deadline to vote in the upcoming elections.
You can register to vote online at the MA Secretary of the Commonwealth's website. Click here to visit the MA online vote registration portal.
If you don't qualify or don't wish to register to vote online, you can register to vote by mail or in person. Click here to find out more about registering to vote by mail or in person.
Not sure if you're registered to vote? Click here to check your voter registration status.
Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Massachusetts has taken actions to make voting safe and accessible for MA voters during the 2020 elections. This includes extending the voter registration deadline. MA voters must be registered to vote 10 days before the election.
Voter Registration Deadlines
|Upcoming Election||Deadline to register to Vote||Deadline to apply to vote by mail|
|2020 General Election / November 3, 2020||Saturday October 24, 2020 8:00PM EDT||October 28, 2020|
To vote in Massachusetts you must:
What do I need to register to vote?
You are required to provide a form of identification to register to vote in Massachusetts. Acceptable forms of identification include:
Where do I vote?
When do I vote?
Will I need to present ID to vote?
Generally, you do not need to present ID to vote in Massachusetts. Exceptions include:
What if I won't be able to get to the polls on election day?
You can vote by absentee ballot or vote early in-person.
To vote by mail:
To vote early in-person
Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:
Will registering to vote in Massachusetts affect my driver’s license or car registration?
More questions or want to learn more about voting? Check out the following resources: