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Election 2020

The 2020 General Election

The 2020 United States General Election is scheduled for November 3, 2020. 

The Federal Ballot includes:

  • All 435 members of the House of Representatives 
  • 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate
  • The office of the President of the United States

In Massachusetts, your ballot will include one seat in the US Senate and your representative in the US House of representatives. 

Additionally, 13 states are holding elections for state Governors. In Massachusetts, the governorship is not up for election in 2020. The next gubernatorial election in MA will be in 2022.

Depending on where you live, your ballot may also include:

  • Representatives to the Massachusetts Legislature
  • Senators in the Massachusetts Legislature 
  • Local city or town council representatives 
  • Delegates to the Massachusetts Governor's Council 
  • Other town, county, or statewide offices 


Registering to Vote

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